European Curling Championships: Eve Muirhead's Scotland beat Germany

Scottish and German curlers
Scotland (left) claimed a hard-fought win over Germany

Round-robin leaders Scotland maintained their 100% record in the women's event at the European Curling Championships by beating Germany.

Eve Muirhead's rink won 8-6 in Glasgow to make it six wins from six at the Braehead Arena.

However, Tuesday was a bad day for the Scottish men, who suffered defeats to Finland and Germany.

The Finns edged the morning session 6-5 to pick up their first win of the contest, while Germany triumphed 4-2.

It leaves Tom Brewster's rink in a tie for fifth place on three victories and four defeats, with defending champions Sweden the only team already guaranteed a place in the semi-finals after six wins - their sole defeat coming against the Scots.

Scotland's male curlers
Tom Brewster (second from right) and his Scotland rink meet Italy and Russia on Wednesday

Brewster and his team meet Italy and Russia on Wednesday needing two wins to keep their hopes of progress alive.

The men require a top-seven finish in the standings to book Scotland a place at next year's World championship, which is vital for Olympic qualifying points.

Men's Round Robin, Division A

Standings: Sweden (6-1) Q, Norway, Switzerland (5-2), Russia (4-3), Austria, Germany, Italy, Scotland (3-4), Denmark (2-5), Finland (1-6)

Women's Round Robin, Division A

Standings: Scotland (6-0), Sweden (5-1), Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia (4-2), Germany, Switzerland (3-3), Finland (1-5), Italy, Norway (0-6)