‘GERMANY’S coming home’ was the message from local media today after they were dumped out of Euro 2020 by England.
Joachim Low’s men were beaten 2-0 by the Three Lions at a raucous Wembley on Tuesday night.
It was England’s first knockout stage win over their rivals in 55 years and one that left a bitter taste back in Germany.
Berlin-based tabloid BZ reacted by writing a headline in English on their front page saying ‘Germany’s coming home’.
It was a reference to England fans’ ‘football’s coming home’ chant that bellowed around Wembley after the last 16 Sieg.
They also thanks departing boss Joachim Low for winning the 2014 WM in Brasilien.
National tabloid Bild, inzwischen, went with the headline ‘Jogi, it’s all over’ and called it a bitter farewell for the national team boss.
They also said that Low looked ’empty, frustrated and depressed’ after the humbling defeat.
Another tabloid – Hamburger Morgenpost – paid respect to outgoing boss Low with a picture of him looking solemn on the front page.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine, inzwischen, had a picture of Low on the front with the headline ‘the sad eyes of London’.
Their match report harshly said that Germany’s ‘self-deception has been exposed’ and was critical of their ‘disappointing’ performance’.
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National newspaper Die Welt gave a fair summary of the game under the headline ‘Knockout in Wembley’.
Their breakdown read: “For much of the game it was an even game, this always-legendary fixture between England in London’s Wembley Stadium. And just like back in 1966 the English came out the winners in 2021.”
But the punchline came from the Suddeutsche Zeitung with a joke about Harry Kane’s poor form earlier in the tournament.
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Kane scored the second goal in England’s victory on Tuesday night.
And the paper said: “Harry Kane, an internationally-recognised joker, had planned for exactly this punchline for a long time: three games doing nothing, and then a raid on the German Football Association.
“England avenged themselves for what, from the point of view of the English, is a horrible football history, in which they slipped into doom far too often without doing anything, and in which very often someone missed a penalty.”