Monday 1 August 2022 09:21 AM UEFA Women's EURO England 2022: German press reacts to defeat trends now
Heartbreak, frustration, and the same old excuses. Exactly what you'd expect from England after a major football final against Germany went to extra time.
Except this time it isn't us - it's them.
England won. The Lionesses brought football home at last, clinching our first major international trophy since 1966. And it is the Germans who have been left to reflect on what could have been.
'Cheated at Wembley again!' is how the country's largest tabloid, Bild, summed up a night of broken dreams at Wembley, harkening back to Hurst's infamous goal 56 years ago that helped England to a 4-2 World Cup final win.
The newspaper complained the 'nasty' Lionesses had rammed their goalie against the post, 'cheated' in the 26th minute when an alleged handball was waved off on VAR review, and then 'laughed' when a shot struck the post in the second half.
'Naked madness' is how they reacted to Chloe Kelly's iconic celebration when, deep into extra time, she poked home a corner to send England into meltdown and write her name and those of her