Germany vs Scotland: Watch Christoph Kramer and James Morrison duke it out in a battle of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors'

The pair appeared to use the hand game to resolve which team would regain possession as Marco Reus received treatment on an ankle injury

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As if Scotland’s 2-1 defeat to World Cup winners Germany wasn’t hard enough to accept, it appears the Tartan Army had to endure a second defeat last night.

While Marco Reus received treatment on an injury that looks like it could keep him sidelined for a while, James Morrison appeared to challenge Christoph Kramer to a battle of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ – the exact reason why is unknown – before the match resumed.

The Germany midfielder – who famously suffered a nasty concussion during the World Cup final that meant he cannot remember large parts of that historic evening on 13 July – decided scissors would be his weapon of choice. Unfortunately for eagle-eyed viewers, Morrison’s hand was obscured by the German medical team, but the smile on Kramer’s face suggested it was another win for the world champions.

Morrison appeared to lay down the challenge as an aerial view showed the West Brom midfielder making the universal gesture for a game, which Kramer had no hesitancy in accepting.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, who is on loan this season with Bundesliga rivals Borussia Monchengladbach, was seen chuckling to himself after, and he wasn’t the only one as the video has quickly gone viral on social media.

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It’s assumed that the battle decided which team would regain possession once play has resumed, but regardless of the result the moment provided a comical moment in what was a tense and hard-fought affair.

Thomas Muller has put Germany ahead within 20 minutes, but hope of a Scottish upset was restored when Watford’s attacking midfielder levelled for the away side in the 66th minute. With manager Gordon Strachen believing his side could go on and win the 2016 European qualifier, it wasn’t to be as Muller struck again just four minutes later to give Joachim Low’s side a winning start.

Germany 2 Scotland 1 match report

Scotland sit second bottom of Group D after the Republic of Ireland beat Georgia 2-1 in Tbilisi, while Poland sit top of the group following their 7-0 mauling of minnows Gibraltar.