At crowded Wembley, England beat Germany 2-1, in extra time, and become the 2022 FIFA Women’s European Champion.). Already the Germans, winners of 8 out of 13 copies, are bitter for the first time for the Underworld Championship.
England lift the 2022 European Women’s Cup – Photo: Sean Pottrell/Getty Images
In addition to being the English girls’ first major title, winning the Women’s European Championship ended a long football fast for England, who had not been champions since the 1966 Men’s World Cup, against Germany, also in overtime. In 2021, at Wembley, also crowded, the English boys lost the European Cup to Italy on penalties.
Chloe Kelly scores England’s title-winning goal at Euro 2022 – Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
England and Germany delivered everything that was expected of the European Cup final. Intensity, speed, disposition and a lot of passion. With the support of the lively Wembley, the Lioness started better, was more aggressive, suggested a match and endangered the German defense. Eileen White, for example, squandered two big opening scoring opportunities. Germany, in turn, tried to put pressure on the host team, but without much organization.
In the second half, Wassmuth entered Germany and had a great opportunity to score, right in the first minutes, when he quickly went out in front of the goalkeeper, but finished the match very poorly. Then Majul frowned, who removed the paint from the beam.
But, with a nice shot from Walsh, Toone quickly advanced behind the defense and showed superior composure and quality to lighten the goalkeeper to open the scoring for England, in the 17th minute.
England celebrate Ella Tone’s goal at the 2022 European Women’s Championship – Photo: Naomi Baker/Getty Images
However, Germany did not give up and began to put pressure on the owners of the land. Magul hit the post, but in the 34th minute he took advantage of a perfect Wassmuth pass to turn it into the back of the English goal and equalise.
Majul celebrates Germany’s women’s draw for the 2022 European Football Championship – Photo: Sean Pottrell/Getty Images
In extra time, Germany increased possession of the ball and demanded a lot from the physical condition of the English, who had to run more on the field. But, in the second half of extra time, Hemp took a corner kick, and after hitting the area, Chloe Kelly – who came in as top scorer Beth Mead – showed opportunism to stretch into the small area, in five minutes, and secured England’s victory.
Chloe Kelly wins the European Women’s Championship in England – Photo: Sean Potterell/Getty Images
In the run-up to the final, Alex Pope – the women’s European Cup top scorer with six goals, along with England’s Beth Mead – felt discomfort in the posterior muscle of her left thigh and was out of decision.
The German striker’s situation has become even more dramatic considering the history of the last Euros. In the 2013 and 2017, Bob missed the tournament due to injuries. And in 2022, when everything was going to be his glory, the muscle problem appeared.
Alex Pope injured ahead of the FIFA Women’s Euro 2022 final – Photo: Mark Atkins/Getty Images
87,192 people attended Wembley in the Euro final, which means breaking the record for tournament attendance, counting both men and women. The record attendance in women’s football overall was set at the Camp Nou in 2021, with 91,648 fans for Barcelona against Wolfsburg in the Champions League.
Wembley’s attendance record for the 2022 European Women’s Championship – Photo: Maja Hetig/Getty Images
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