Why did VAR overturn the Germany penalty against Scotland at Euro 2024 and award a free-kick instead?

Ryan Christie of Scotland, Jamal Musiala of Germany, Kieran Tierney of Scotland during the EURO match between Germany v Scotland at the Allianz Arena on June 14, 2024 in Munich Germany (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Germany were 2-0 up against Scotland at Euro 2024, when, in the 25th minute of the match, referee Clement Turpin awarded a penalty for the leaders. 

The ball arrived at Jamal Musiala's feet on the edge of the Scotland box, who was quickly closed down by both Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie in the opening Euro 2024 game. Both players made contact with the tricky German forward, with referee Clement Turpin initially awarding a penalty. 

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.