Scotland defender Ryan Porteous was shown a red card after a crazy challenge on Ilkay Gundogan in the opening match of Euro 2024

In the opening match of EURO 2024 , the Scottish team had many rough clashes with players of the host team Germany. And things got worse when Porteous received a direct red card in the 44th minute.

Porteous had an extremely rough tackle on GundoganPorteous had an extremely rough tackle on Gundogan

During a fight in front of goal, Porteous lunged with both feet at Gundogan’s right leg. Initially, this tackle was ignored, but after a VAR check, the German team was awarded a penalty and Porteous had to leave the field.

Both players required medical assistance after the foul

“That was a horrible tackle from Porteous. He shouldn’t be playing in this league anymore,” one fan fumed. While a second wrote: “That’s the Porteous we all know and love? He tried to kill Gundogan!”

“Ryan Porteous should never play for Scotland again. Shame,” a third posted. And another commented: “Gundogan looked awful. Should have been a penalty and a red card for Porteous. All good VAR decisions so far…”.

Porteous received a well-deserved red cardPorteous received a well-deserved red card

Former player Ian Wright was very dissatisfied with this situation. “This was a really bad and horrible dispute,” he said. The best thing is that Gundogan was not seriously injured. Things could be a lot worse. This tackle is the last thing you want to see as a Scotland supporter.”

In the first half, Scotland quickly conceded 3 goals. Florian Wirtz opened the scoring in the 10th minute and 9 minutes later, Jamal Musiala doubled the gap for the home team. Kai Havertz scored Germany’s third goal before the end of the first half, successfully converting the penalty after Porteous’s terrible tackle on Gundogan.

In the second half, Germany scored two more goals thanks to Niklas Fullkrug (minute 68) and Emre Can (minute 90’+3). However, Scotland was lucky to have an honorary goal when center back Antonio Rudiger headed into his own net in the 87th minute.

The 5-1 victory helped Germany temporarily take the top spot in Group A and open the door to the knockout round. Meanwhile, Scotland will face many difficulties to be able to continue in this tournament.