The massive fans was at the stadium in their numbers. It was the Lionesses of England against Germany in the final of the Women’s Euro 2022 on Sunday July 31. England demonstrated their ‘control’ over Germany when they beat the Central Europeans by 2-1.
Substitute Ella Toone gave the competition host a last part lead with a splendid individual goal, just for Lina Magull to cancel that lead in the 79th minute. At the point when the game went to additional time, it was one more England sub, Chloe Kelly, who scored from short proximity after Germany failed to clear a corner.
Both teams were just amazing, as the English fans came in their numbers on the side of the host country England. The match occurred before an European Championship swarm that set a standard for participation, with 87,192 in the stands to see England’s women win their historic major competition.
Chloe Kelly waited a moment after stabbing the ball home beyond Merle Frohms in the 110th minute. And then once the winner was confirmed, Wembley’s record crowd erupted and Kelly ran to the bench doing her own version of Brandi Chastain’s sport-changing moment from 1999.
Having left a mark on the world at the Euros by naming a similar starting XI for each game, it required only six minutes for the first group of “supersubs” to have their impact. Very much like we know in each match in the competition, Alessia Russo and Toone had an impact from the seat.
Ellen White and Fran Kirby had placed in the miles for the first 55 minutes of the match, but as the spaces opened up, Toone’s new legs got Germany out with the game locked at 0-0. First the ball: Keira Walsh’s pinpoint pass into space was awesome, but Toone’s run was on the cash and her completion impeccably weighted as she lifted it over the onrushing Frohms for the game’s most memorable goal.
Kelly’s 110th-minute goal sent a record swarm at Wembley into sheer pleasure as England crushed Germany 2-1 to win the Women’s Euro 2022. That substitution came at a minute that England were battling to track down their beat; eventually, the energy and Walsh’s immediate long ball opened up the game, removing the force from Germany’s boa constrictor style.
Germany’s switch on the 73rd minute was also definitive whenever Sydney Lohmann got her opportunity in midfield. It was her mazy go through England’s defense that made space for Tabea Wassmuth (a half-time sub), who figured out how to get in behind England’s defense and square a low cross for Lina Magull to complete at the close to post.
Toward the end, of each of the 12 substitutions across a holding 120 minutes, it was Kelly who had the last say. With legs consuming in additional time, it was her winner in the 114th minute that got the title for England. The still up in the air, a demonstration of her diligent effort following 11 months out with an ACL injury; it was also an indication of Wiegman’s confidence in her whole 23-player crew, Tom Hamilton.
31-year old Alex Popp was paired with Beth Mead for the Golden Boot heading into this game. She’d scored six goals in five counterparts for Germany and her singular scoring/shooting details were superior to the whole team set up. It appeared to be far and away more terrible when you consider that Popp missed the last two competitions with serious injuries too.
Popp’s movement and leadership are difficult to replicate, and it was a game where Germany needed her. It was clear they missed her physicality in the box, especially in the first half. Sara Dabritz and Magull both had decent chances to put them ahead, but they were from long shots from difficult angles.
There was little muscling in the box, something for which Popp is well known, and that aggression was sorely needed against an English defence boasting strong players like Millie Bright and Lucy Bronze.
Throughout the Euros, Germany found success with Svenja Huth running down the wings and delivering crosses for Popp that she would either volley or head in despite attention from opposing defenders. When Magull eventually did score off a low cross into the box, it felt like an avenue Germany could have exploited a lot earlier had their captain been on the pitch.