Euro 2024: Can Switzerland break their curse against dominant Germany?

Euro 2024: Can Switzerland break their curse against dominant Germany?

Eric Munene 14:37 - 23.06.2024

Germany is targeting flawless group stage in Euro 2024 against Switzerland, led by stars Wirtz and Musiala, after dominating Scotland and Hungary.

Germany are on a mission at the UEFA European Championships 2024, aiming to achieve a flawless group stage record as they prepare to face Switzerland in their final group match on Sunday night, with kickoff set for 10pm.

Having already secured qualification to the knockout phase with impressive victories over Scotland and Hungary, Germany is looking to maintain their momentum and finish atop Group A.

Under the stewardship of Julian Nagelsmann, Germany has displayed dominant form, scoring seven goals and conceding just one in their opening two games.

Their attacking prowess, highlighted by young stars like Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala, has been instrumental in their campaign.

The duo's contributions have underscored Germany's blend of youthful exuberance and seasoned experience, with an average squad age exceeding 28 years—the oldest among Euro contenders.

The prospect of a perfect group stage record beckons, a feat Germany has not achieved since 2012. Their unbeaten streak in home soil matches, spanning five games (W4, D1), reflects their confidence and cohesion heading into the crucial clash against Switzerland.

Historically, Germany holds a commanding advantage in head-to-head encounters with Switzerland, winning 36 times compared to Switzerland's 9 victories.

Switzerland, however, enters the match with their own ambitions, having nearly secured qualification themselves with four points from their first two games.

Led by Xherdan Shaqiri, who continues to impress with his scoring prowess in major tournaments, Switzerland poses a challenge despite their historical record against Germany.

The match promises to be an intriguing battle, potentially adding to the goal-laden spectacle that has defined many recent encounters between these two sides.

Recent history suggests high-scoring affairs, with four of the last five meetings seeing at least four goals in total.

As the tournament progresses, Germany aims to build on their early success and stake their claim as serious contenders for the Euro 2024 title.

A victory over Switzerland would not only secure a perfect group stage record but also serve as a statement of intent to their rivals in the knockout stages.