Euro 2022: England win the European title

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In an exciting and hard-fought final, England's “Lionesses” prevail against Germany. The game in the sold-out Wembley Stadium is a duel at eye level and will only be decided in extra time.

The joy just has to come out! Chloe Kelly (right) shoots the English women to the European title

Wembley celebrates the new European champions! 2-1 (1-1, 0-0) after extra time, the hosts from England prevailed against the German team in the final of Euro 2022 and thus won the European Championship title for the first time. In front of 87,192 spectators in the sold-out Wembley Stadium, it was a duel at eye level, the first goal did not come until the middle of the second half: a solo effort, completed with a soulful lob in the goal corner by substitute Ella Toone (62nd minute). Germany's goalkeeper Merle Frohms could only watch.

The German team was no worse, but initially had no luck in the end and also had to do without their top scorer Alexandra Popp. The 31-year-old suffered a minor injury while warming up and was unable to play due to muscular problems. Lina Magull from FC Bayern had the best opportunity for the DFB women, but she hit the post in the 66th minute. In the 79th minute, she aimed better and scored the 1-1 equalizer. It went into overtime.

Kelly pokes the ball into the goal

The intensity remained high there, but no further goals were scored in the first 15 minutes. In the 110th minute, Frohms and defender Kathrin Hendrich were unable to clear the ball from the six-yard box after an English corner. Chloe Kelly poked around with a long leg and pushed in to make it 2-1. She then celebrated her goal by taking off her jersey and sprinting towards the bench in just her sports bra. Germany threw everything forward again, but could not overcome England's goalkeeper Mary Earps again.

England's “Lionesses” are celebrating their first title in their history – and after the men's World Cup success in 1966 (btw also in Wembley against Germany) only the second for England ever.

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The final in Wembley in figures:

England – Germany 2:1 (1:1, 0:0) aet
Goals: 1-0 Toone (62nd), 1-1 Magull (79th), 2-1 Kelly (110th)
Viewers: 87,192 (sold out)