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Euro 2024 latest: Germany first team to reach round of 16 after beating Hungary 2-0

Germant celebrate qualifying for the round of 16 at the Euro 2024 football tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Germant celebrate qualifying for the round of 16 at the Euro 2024 football tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Copyright AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
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By Alessio Dell'Anna
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Germany cement their lead, while in Group B Albania write off Croatia's sensational two-minute comeback with a 95' equaliser.

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The start of the second round of the Euro 2024 group stage didn't disappoint football fans with a deeply entertaining Croatia-Albania, and another brilliant display by Germany. In the other Group A game, Scotland missed the chance of moving ahead of Switzerland.

Germany 2-0 Hungary: Mannschaft solidly top of Group A

Jamal Musiala 22' (GER), İlkay Gündoğan 67' (GER)

Germany are the first team to qualify for the round of 16 after another convincing victory.

Wonderkid Jamal Musiala scored his second goal in two games to break the deadlock in the first half as Hansi Flick's side never looked in real trouble and consolidated their lead later during the game.

Hungary are now in trouble with zero points in two games, with the last glimpse of hope left for the final Group A game against Scotland.

Germany's Jamal Musiala, centre, scores his side's opening goal against Hungary in Stuttgart
Germany's Jamal Musiala, centre, scores his side's opening goal against Hungary in StuttgartAP/Ariel Schalit

Scotland 1-1 Switzerland - Shaqiri's stunner keeps Switzerland second in Group A

Scott McTominay 13' (SCO), Xherdan Shaqiri 26' (SWI)

In the other Group A game, Scotland wasted their initial lead with an avoidable defensive mistake that set up Switerzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri for an amazing equaliser shot.

Switzerland are now second in the group after Germany, with four points, while Scotland's first point allows them to rank third ahead of Hungary.

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri scores the equaliser against Scotland
Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri scores the equaliser against ScotlandAP/Andreea Alexandru

Croatia 2-2 Albania - Gjasula redeems own goal with late leveller

11' Qazim Laçi (ALB), 74' Andrej Kramarić (CRO), 76' Klaus Gjasula (ALB, own goal), 95' Klaus Gjasula (ALB)

Albania and Croatia remain in a precarious situation in Group B after earning only one point each in two games.

In Hamburg, Albania's early lead got incredibly overturned in two minutes by Croatia, which equalised at 74' with Andrej Kramarić and then took advantage of an Albanian own goal at 76' to come past.

In the final chaotic minutes, Albania found the net again at 95' to break Croatian hearts with their defender Klaus Gjasula, managing to keep the side's hopes alive for the round-of-16.

The group's next game will be Italy vs Spain on Thursday at 21.00CET.

Albania celebrate after Klaus Gjasula, center, score their side's second goal during Group B match between Croatia and Albania at Euro 2024 in Hamburg
Albania celebrate after Klaus Gjasula, center, score their side's second goal during Group B match between Croatia and Albania at Euro 2024 in HamburgAP/Ebrahim NoroozI
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