Euro 2024 Scotland hero John McGinn cheers on Paisley duo in Tennent's race to Germany challenge

Paul Mullan and Euan McLelland pull funny faces on a train
-Credit: (Image: Tennent's)


Two Paisley pals received a special message from Scotland star John McGinn in the race to Germany challenge for Euro 2024.

The second episode showcasing the duo’s bid to reach Munich before two other teams ahead of Scotland’s curtain-raising match against the host nation was aired on Tuesday night.

And the Tartan Army twosome were inspired by ex-St Mirren ace McGinn wishing them all the best.

Buddies Paul Mullan and Euan McLelland were selected from hundreds of applicants to take on Tennent’s Lager’s ‘Get to Germany’ race which has been filmed by the beloved beverage firm as anticipation builds before Steve Clarke’s men take to the pitch against the Germans.

After coming second in the first leg of the journey to Hampden from the Wellpark Brewery starting point, Paul and Euan were on two ‘t-minus’ points which will be used to decide the winners at the end of the trip.

In the latest episode, the three teams travelled to London via train – the tickets provided after they successfully navigated the first challenge.

Paul Mullan and Euan McLelland
Paul Mullan and Euan McLelland -Credit:Tennents

And on the way down, former midfield maestro McGinn had a surprise message – much to the St Mirren fans’ delight. In a video, he said: “I’m wanting you guys to win these official John McGinn glasses and other prizes, of course”.

Euan declared: “Couldn’t get a message from a better man.”

Upon arrival in the English capital, they were given a map and told to find the Auld Hag, the home of Scottish food and drink in London where they would discover the last three cans of Tennent’s in London and the riddle to uncover the next checkpoint.

Peterhead pair Chris and Ewan arrived first – earning a limobike which is a motorbike passenger service – with Paul and Euan and the other participants, Beth and William Wallace, given a travelcard for use on the Tube.

“The oldest rivalry in the land, the last one didn’t go as planned, to a pitch where SOD won every baw and where we had our last tournament draw.”

That was the riddle the teams faced – with all three quickly determining the location was Wembley Stadium.

Paul and Euan got in a little bit of a tangle while trying to use London’s web-like underground network but, despite their struggles, still beat Chris and Ewan who had the luxury of being chauffeured to their destination.

However, they were pipped to the post by a matter of metres by the father-and-daughter pair from Aberdeen. Waiting for them at the venue was Motherwell right-back Stephen O’Donnell.

The Wallaces earned the maximum of five points towards their ‘t-minus’ score for arriving first – their first points in the race.

Three more were picked up after Beth completed a challenge against Stephen where she had to keep possession of a football for 10 seconds while the Scotland international tried to take it from her.

Paul and Euan earned two points for what was their second successive second-placed finish which brought them up to four in total. Chris and Ewan earned none which left them on five points after a first-placed finish in the first leg.

The Wallaces also won a train trip to Paris for the next leg of the challenge whereas Paul and Euan and Chris and Ewan were given tickets for the night bus. The next episode airs on the Tennent’s YouTube channel today.

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