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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Arsenal survive Spurs fightback to win North London derby

Premier League leaders Arsenal survived a second-half scare at Tottenham to hold on for a 3-2 north London derby victory that cemented their place at the top. A 23-minute blitz saw the Gunners race into a 3-0 lead through a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg own goal, Bukayo Saka finish and Kai Havertz header but an error from David Raya opened the door for Spurs to hit back through Cristian Romero and a Heung-min Son penalty.

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White and Havertz hit doubles as Arsenal hammer Chelsea

Arsenal moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League and made a potentially significant improvement to their goal difference with a crushing victory over Chelsea at Emirates Stadium. Kai Haverts and Ben White both bagged braces after Leandro Trossard opened the scoring for the Gunners.

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Arsenal sign Chelsea’s Kai Havertz for £65m

Arsenal have signed Germany forward Kai Havertz from Chelsea for £65m. The 24-year-old has signed a “long-term deal” at Emirates Stadium, three years after joining the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen for £71m. The fee for Havertz, who scored nine goals for the Blues last season, could rise with add-ons.

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Chelsea produce comeback to dump Dortmund out of Champions League

Graham Potter enjoyed his finest night as Chelsea manager as they overcame a first-leg deficit against Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Raheem Sterling’s powerful volley on the stroke of half-time set the Blues up with Kai Havertz holding his nerve to convert a spot kick at the second time of asking.

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