Germany demolish 10 man Scotland in Euro 2024 opener

Hosts Germany thrashed 10-man Scotland 5-1 on Friday with three goals in the first half to make a triumphant start to their Euro 2024 campaign and lay down a marker with the biggest opening-game margin of victory in the tournament’s history. The Germans, hunting a record fourth European title and first major trophy after a barren decade, scored through Florian Wirtz, Jamal Musiala and a Kai Havertz penalty before Niclas Füllkrug and Emre Can added two more late in the second half.

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Real Madrid down wasteful Dortmund to win Champions League

Real Madrid rode their luck and overcame an outstanding challenge from Borussia Dortmund to win the Champions League Final at Wembley. The German side hit the woodwork and spurned several chances to take the lead in the first half but a Dani Carvajal header 16 minutes from time turned the tide with Vinicius Jr adding a late second to secures a record extending 15th Champions League crown for Los Blancos.

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Bayern Munich appoint Vincent Kompany as new head coach

Bayern Munich have appointed Vincent Kompany as their new head coach on a three-year deal. The Belgian, 38, succeeds Thomas Tuchel and leaves Burnley for the Bundesliga side after the two clubs agreed a compensation fee, believed to be in the region of €12m. His appointment comes after a prolonged process to find a replacement for Tuchel after several high profile managers turned down offers to take charge of the Bavarian giants.

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Lookman shines as Atalanta outclass Leverkusen to win Europa League Final

Ademola Lookman scored a sensational hat-trick as Atalanta ended a 61-year trophy drought while devastating Bayer Leverkusen’s dream of an unbeaten season in the Europa League final at a boisterous Aviva Stadium. Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen had not lost in 51 games this season and were only two matches from perfection. But former Charlton Athletic winger Lookman had other ideas scoring a superb hat-trick for La Dea.

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Toni Kroos to retire from football after Euro 2024

Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has announced he will retire after this summer’s European Championship. The 34-year-old is to hang up his boots after a trophy-laden decade at the Bernabeu. The 2014 World Cup-winner, who came out of international retirement to play at Euro 2024 in his home country, has instead decided to call time on his career after the tournament.

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