England players’ gatecrash boss Sarina Wiegman’s press conference after beating Germany for the Euro 2022 title
England beat Germany 2-1 after extra time at a packed Wembley Stadium in London to lift the UEFA Women’s Euro trophy for the first time.
Germany suffered a blow minutes before the final on Sunday night, with captain Alex Popp having to withdraw after picking up an injury in the warm-up.
The 31-year-old striker had scored in the previous five matches at this tournament and netted twice in Germany’s 2-1 win over France in the semi-finals on Wednesday, Xinhua reports. England, reaching the Euros final for the third time, couldn’t break the deadlock until Ella Toone came off the bench to score the opener in the 62nd minute.
But midfielder Lina Magull helped Germany equalize in the 79th minute.
The 1-1 score was held until the 110th minute as substitute Chloe Kelly scored her first goal for the England side.
The 52-year-old Dutchman, who also guided the Netherlands to the Women’s Euro trophy in 2017, is the first manager to lead two different teams to the title.
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