EURO 2024 Tracker: Scotland and Switzerland share spoils after Germany secure qualification

Switzerland celebrate equaliser
Switzerland celebrate equaliserAFP, Flashscore
It is Day Six of EURO 2024 and the first day of the second round with hosts Germany back in action, whilst Croatia, Albania and Scotland look to get their campaigns back on track. Follow all the updates right here with our EURO 2024 Tracker.

22:50 CET - The full-time whistle is blown and a captivating encounter ends all square. Scotland came out of the blocks flying and with the determination to right some wrongs from their dismal opening day defeat. 

They did just that when a Scott McTominay strike was deflected into his own goal by Fabian Schar. A superb Xherdan Shaqiri hit from range levelled the score and that would be the game's final goal as Switzerland and Scotland shared a point despite a late golden chance for both sides.

Match stats
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22:40 CET - Up one end Scott McTominay came close twice to giving Scotland the lead and up the other Breel Embolo was sent through on goal and chipped the ball perfectly into the goal but he was just offside! No goal.

22:25 CET - Scotland will not believe they aren't ahead! A dangerous free-kick from Andrew Robertson is met by Grant Hanley just a few yards away but it hit the post. How has he not scored?

21:20 CET - Could that be the end of Kieran Tierney's tournament? He looked in some discomfort when he was stretchered off just a minute ago after going down injured. Blow for the Scots.

22:17 CET - The first big chance of the second half goes the way of Switzerland and Ndoye who has been a threat throughout. A clever ball over the top was controlled perfectly by Ndoye who turned sharply but his effort was just wide of the post.

22:05 CET - We are back underway in Cologne! More of the same, please.

21:49 CET - And breathe. We have been treated to another classic at these Euros in the first half. Scotland came out fast and responded well to their humiliating defeat against Germany through a Schar own goal. But Switzerland responded with a goal of their own after an inspired moment of magic from Shaqiri. 1-1 at the break. 

First half stats
First half statsFlashscore

21:35 CET - It is all happening here! Firstly Angus Gunn made a brilliant save to deny Dan Ndoye and then just minutes later Ndoye had a goal disallowed for offside after Scotland switched off at the back.

This game is being played at a very fast pace and it is captivating to watch.

21:26 CET - Xherdan Shaqiri has made Scotland punish for a poor backpass from Anthony Ralston with a sensational strike from range which curled into the top corner! 1-1 and what a game we have here. Incredible atmosphere too from both fans.

Shaqiri's strike
Shaqiri's strikeAFP

21:14 CET - It is the goal machine from qualifying Scott McTominay who has helped give Scotland a shock lead early on here! A lovely move from Scotland and John McGinn laid it back for McTominay whose shot took a fortunate deflection off Fabian Schar on its way into the back of the net!

McTominay goal sequence
McTominay goal sequenceFlashscore, AFP

The goal has since gone down as an own goal from Schar to the disappointment of McTominay.

21:00 CET - Kick-off in Cologne! A big game for both nations has got underway in Group A - a must-win night for Scotland.

20:10 CET - Up next in 50 minutes is Scotland vs Switzerland, which is a HUGE clash for the Scots, who suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat to Germany in their opening game. They face a Switzerland team who always turn up at major tournaments, and looked good in their victory over Hungary. It'll be really tough for them, but three points is a must. Check out the line-ups below.


19:53 CET - And that is a 2-0 win for Germany, and they are the first team into the knockout stages! The score looks like it was routine, but Hungary did threaten them on numerous occasions. However, the genius of Gundogan proved to be too much. His intelligence and reading of the game is second to none, popping up in the right place at the right time so often. A class act. Germany certainly are looking good on home turf. Hungary were also much improved from their opening match, showing just what they are capable of.

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19:26 CET - That is simply what happens when you don't take your chances. It was a really well-worked goal from Germany, and Gundogan, as he does so often, found himself in a lovely bit of space in the penalty area to sweep home with precision and punish Hungary. They are well on course to make it two wins from two.

Gundogan goal sequence
Gundogan goal sequenceProfimedia, Statsperform

19:25 CET - 20 minutes into the second half, and Hungary have been causing Germany a lot of issues. They've had a number of opportunities to grab an equaliser, but haven't been clinical enough. It's not been easy at all for Julian Nagelsmann's men. AND ON CUE, ILKAY GUNDOGAN HAS SCORED! IT IS 2-0!

19:04 CET - And we are underway for the second half! 

18:48 CET - Germany go into the break against Hungary one goal to the good, but it has been far more difficult than it was against Scotland. The Hungarians have been well-structured defensively and even offered a threat in attack, forcing Manuel Neuer into a couple of big saves. They've looked a lot stronger than against Switzerland in their opening match, proving why a lot of fans thought they could be a dangerous outfit during the tournament.

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18:32 CET - Prior to the goal, Hungary were offering a real threat and doing well to contain and keep Germany quiet with a compact and defensive shape, as seen below.

Hungary average positions
Hungary average positionsAFP, Statsperform

18:22 CET - Jamal Musiala gives Germany the lead! It comes courtesy of a really poor error from the Hungarian defence, giving the ball back to Ilkay Gundogan in a dangerous area after initially dealing with the midfielder well. The German skipper then laid it on a plate for Musiala, he slammed home to take his goal tally to two this tournament. Hungary had been looking pretty good too.

Musiala gives Germany the lead
Musiala gives Germany the leadAFP

18:16 CET - A quarter of an hour in, it has been a pretty strong start from Hungary. They've set up well defensively, limiting Germany to very little while also posing a threat in attack themselves. They are unbeaten in their last three meetings against the Germans, bear in mind...

18:00 CET - And we are away for our second game of the day. Can Hungary upset the odds and get the better of the hosts Germany? Remember you can listen to the game by clicking on the link above.

17:45 CET - Just 15 minutes to go before kick-off between Germany and Hungary in Group A and the atmosphere is building!

17:02 CET - Breath back? Ok, let's quickly look ahead to our next game today with Germany and Hungary meeting in Stuttgart with kick-off at 18:00 CET. 

The hosts are unchanged following their 5-1 win over Scotland, whilst Hungary make two changes with Marton Dardai coming into the back three and Bendeguz Bolla getting the start at wing-back.

Germany - Hungary lineups
Germany - Hungary lineupsFlashscore

Our friends at Opta have had a look at how Hungary can get back into the tournament after the opening loss to Switzerland - check that out now.

16:57 CET - An end-to-end finish to another quite incredible game at this EURO 2024. The man of the moment has to be Klaus Gjasula - scoring an own goal at one end before earning his Albania side a point.

Klaus Gjasula's eventful cameo
Klaus Gjasula's eventful cameoAFP, Flashscore

The Croatian players look broken, both sides now sit on one point after two games and must win their last game to ensure qualification.

Let's take a breath and check out the match stats.

Match stats
Match statsOpta by StatsPerform

Read the full report right here from a game that just about everything.

16:53 CET - With two minutes to play, Albania have their leveller - it's 2-2! Great play down the left sees the ball find Klaus Gjasula and he makes no mistake. A huge relief for the defender, who scored the own goal earlier in the half.

16:51 CET - HUGE CHANCE for Albania but they can't make the most of it. Mirlind Daku and Taulant Seferi both have stabs at a shot but neither can make clean contact when extremely well placed. Not long to go now.

16:48 CET - Into stoppage time, we will have six minutes.

16:46 CET - Luka Modric looks to settle the game from range, but his good effort flies past the post - is there enough time for Albania to get back into this?

16:39 CET - Ten minutes left to play and it feels we are in for a dramatic finish!

16:34 CET - It's all gone wrong for Albania as they see themselves 2-1 down in moments. A disastrous rebound off two defenders sees Klaus Gjasula put the ball into his own net. The Croatian bench go wild - all to do for the Albanians now.

16:32 CET - All the pressure has finally paid off as Croatia are LEVEL!

On his birthday, Andrej Kramaric cuts inside onto his right foot and places a shot into the corner to give his side life.

Andrej Kramaric's goal sequence
Andrej Kramaric's goal sequenceAFP, Opta by StatsPerform

16:26 CET - The game's xG according to our data currently stands at 1.32 for Croatia and 0.85 for Albania - showing what pressure Croatia have put on the Albanians in the second half. Mario Pasalic gets his head onto another dangerous cross, but its off target. Striker Ante Budimir is now on for Croatia, can he come up with the goods in the last 20 minutes?

Follow the live match stats right here.

16:21 CET - First change for Albania - Jasir Asani is off in place of Taulant Seferi. 

16:18 CET - It's all Croatia now, who are having chance after chance through crosses, but no-one is able to find the target. It feels a matter of when not if for the leveller.

16:08 CET - Big save from Albania's Thomas Strakosha. He denies sub Luka Sucic from close range with a strong left hand. Good start to the half from the Croats.

16:03 CET - Two changes at the break for Croatia, who really need a goal, Mario Pasalic and Luka Sucic on for Marcelo Brozovic and Lovro Majer.

16:00 CET - We are about to get back underway, so let's take a look at the move which led to the moment of the first half - a great headed finish from Qazim Laci. Not a bad celebration either.

Qazim Laci's goal squence
Qazim Laci's goal squenceAFP, Opta by StatsPerform

15:46 CET - It's half-time and Albania should be two up after a header from Rey Manaj is weak and falls to the keeper from 10 yards out. An absorbing first half, here are the match stats.

First half stats
First half statsOpta by StatsPerform

15:40 CET - Five minutes to go before the break, and the game has turned scrappy which suits Albania. Can Croatia find something before the interval?

15:30 CET - It's Albania again, piling on the pressure - this time through after Luka Modric gives the ball away. Kristjan Asllani is through on goal, forcing a good save from Dominik Livakovic. Croatia need to get control back, and fast.

15:29 CET - Ball back with Albania and another cross causes Croatia some issues with it falling to full-back Elseid Hysaj, however he can't keep it down and it sails over the bar. A quick aside, Jasir Asani is wearing a pair of boots with a picture of Super Mario on them - interesting choice.

15:20 CET - Remember in their first game against Italy, Albania scored early - like today - and it felt too early that time. Since the goal, Croatia have been on the front foot, Marcelo Brozovic flashing a shot across the goal to send a warning shot. It's rocking in Hamburg!

15:11 CET - ALBANIA IN FRONT! It's been a fast start from both sides, but it is Albania who strike first through Qazim Laci. The forward gets on the end of a Jasir Asani cross to glance a header into the net. It's pandemonium in Hamburg as their fans threaten to tear the roof off. 

15:00 CET - We are underway!

Croatia fans ahead of kick-off
Croatia fans ahead of kick-offProfimedia

14:54 CET - It is time for the anthems. Kick-off is fast approaching.

14:40 CET - We are just 20 minutes away from kick-off in this crucial Group B clash. A loss for any of these two teams could prove to be a devastating blow to their chances of getting out of the group.

14:00 CET - One hour to go until our first game of the day between Albania and Croatia, so let's take a look at the lineups.

Albania - Croatia lineups
Albania - Croatia lineupsFlashscore

Despite missing a penalty against Spain in the opener, Bruno Petkovic comes into the team to lead the line, whilst veteran Ivan Perisic also starts for the time in the tournament.

For Albania, they make two changes - Rey Manaj comes in for Armando Broja, whilst Qazim Laci replaces Taulant Seferi.

13:30 CET - Before we get to the games, we have plenty of content for you to check out from our talking points from last night, to former England captain Terry Butcher's glowing review of Jude Bellingham.

But, 20 years ago to this day, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic put on a classic with one of the best comebacks we have ever seen in this tournament. 

Relive it all now with players who took part in the game, who spoke to Flashscore's Finley Crebolder.

13:00 CET - Hello and welcome to another day of action at the European Championships - with the first round of games now completed, business returns to Group A and Group B with more now on the line than ever.

First up, our fabled 15:00 CET kick-off returns and it sees Croatia facing up against Albania, with both sides looking to kickstart their campaigns with a win.

Croatia were handily beaten 3-0 by Spain in their opener, whilst Albania broke the record for the fastest-ever goal in the competition's history, but it was not enough as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Italy.

Croatia - Albania video preview

There was a blow for Croatia's attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic (26), who has been ruled out of the rest of the Euros. We will find out later how that will effect the side.

Later, at 18:00 CET, the hosts Germany are back in action after their 5-1 thumping of Scotland last Friday.

They face Hungary, who suffered a convincing 3-1 loss to Switzerland in their opening game, so will be desperate to get a positive result.

Germany - Hungary video preview

Finishing up the day is a mouthwatering clash between Scotland and Switzerland. The former are in a do-or-die situation, knowing a loss leaves them in a precarious situation, while a win for the latter would see them virtually qualified.

Follow that game from 21:00 CET.

Scotland - Switzerland video preview


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