Devastated German fans are soaked as thunderstorms break out

Devastated Germans watching the Euros were drenched by thunderstorms that broke out in Berlin at the moment their heroes were defeated by the Brits.

Media in Germany today lamented the 2-0 loss against England, after Gareth Southgate‘s squad knocked the national team out of the Euro 2020 at Wembley.

Those watching at home were ‘absolutely devastated’ at the defeat, and in a cruel turn of the weather, the heavens opened in Berlin in the minute the whistle sounded.

Photographs from beer gardens in the capital show gutted football fans huddling under umbrellas and outdoor shelters following the loss tonight.

Local media echoed their frustration, with tabloid newspaper Bild declaring ‘It’s all over, we’re out,’ and Abendzeitung München lamenting the ‘bitter’ loss. 

Devastated Germans watching the Euros were drenched by thunderstorms that broke out in Berlin at the moment their heroes were defeated by the Brits

Devastated Germans watching the Euros were drenched by thunderstorms that broke out in Berlin at the moment their heroes were defeated by the Brits

Devastated Germans watching the Euros were drenched by thunderstorms that broke out in Berlin at the moment their heroes were defeated by the Brits 

Those watching at home were 'absolutely devastated' at the defeat, and in a cruel turn of the weather, the heavens opened in Berlin in the minute the final whistle sounded

Those watching at home were 'absolutely devastated' at the defeat, and in a cruel turn of the weather, the heavens opened in Berlin in the minute the final whistle sounded

Those watching at home were ‘absolutely devastated’ at the defeat, and in a cruel turn of the weather, the heavens opened in Berlin in the minute the final whistle sounded

Bild also claimed that the era of German coach Joachim Löw had ended ‘with what is perhaps his bitterest bankruptcy.’ 

Die Welt put the blame on Bayern Munich player Thomas Müller for ‘burying all German chances of advancing at this tournament,’ adding the ‘end was sealed’ after England’s second goal.

Many German fans were forced to watch the Euros clash from home due to the pandemic, with the BBC reporting the atmosphere in a Berlin beer hall was quiet following the defeat.

Reporter Jenny Hill said: ‘They are completely devastated and actually this is a bang on cue, a thunderstorm has just rolled into the sky above my head here.

Photographs from beer gardens in the capital show gutted football fans huddling under umbrellas and outdoor shelters following the loss tonight

Photographs from beer gardens in the capital show gutted football fans huddling under umbrellas and outdoor shelters following the loss tonight

Photographs from beer gardens in the capital show gutted football fans huddling under umbrellas and outdoor shelters following the loss tonight 

Many German fans were forced to watch the Euros clash from home due to the pandemic, with the BBC reporting the atmosphere in a Berlin beer hall was quiet following the defeat

Many German fans were forced to watch the Euros clash from home due to the pandemic, with the BBC reporting the atmosphere in a Berlin beer hall was quiet following the defeat

Many German fans were forced to watch the Euros clash from home due to the pandemic, with the BBC reporting the atmosphere in a Berlin beer hall was quiet following the defeat

‘People were gathered [in this beer garden] to watch that terrible defeat. 

‘They are really upset and I think what makes it even harder for them is that very few people here expected to lose.’

The mood was very different in England, where thousands of Britons spilled from pubs onto the streets of London, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle to celebrate a long-awaited victory over Germany.

Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane led the Three Lions to victory in a tense clash at Wembley, with fans across England now daring to dream that victory may be in sight.

Waves of rapturous applause filled the stadium as Manchester City’s Sterling first slotted the ball home, breaking a 0-0 first-half deadlock. 

Media in Germany today lamented the 2-0 loss against England, after Gareth Southgate's squad knocked the national team out of the Euro 2020 at Wembley

Media in Germany today lamented the 2-0 loss against England, after Gareth Southgate's squad knocked the national team out of the Euro 2020 at Wembley

Media in Germany today lamented the 2-0 loss against England, after Gareth Southgate’s squad knocked the national team out of the Euro 2020 at Wembley

Kane swiftly followed up with a neat header – sending his thrilled teammates piling on their captain in celebration as chants of ‘it’s coming home’ filled the stadium. 

The elation spilled into fan zones across England, with Britons proudly draping the St George’s flag over their shoulders as the squad’s first knockout tournament win against Germany in 55 years was secured. 

Crowds in Three Lions jerseys later emerged from pubs and tore through the streets of London, Leeds and Newcastle, with hundreds who gathered in Leicester Square and Wembley spraying beer over onlookers and setting off colourful smoke bombs.   

An estimated 25 million fans tuned in to watch the Three Lions storm to a glorious victory on the pitch, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was photographed cheering at a TV set up in the Downing Street gardens. 

German fans looked close to tears as they watched their team lose at the The New Crown British Pub in Iserlohn, Germany

German fans looked close to tears as they watched their team lose at the The New Crown British Pub in Iserlohn, Germany

German fans looked close to tears as they watched their team lose at the The New Crown British Pub in Iserlohn, Germany

German fans held their heads in their hands and drowned their sorrows in beer as they watched their side lose tonight

German fans held their heads in their hands and drowned their sorrows in beer as they watched their side lose tonight

German fans held their heads in their hands and drowned their sorrows in beer as they watched their side lose tonight

German fans - who painted their faces in their country's colours in anticipation - looked heartbroken after their team lost

German fans - who painted their faces in their country's colours in anticipation - looked heartbroken after their team lost

German fans – who painted their faces in their country’s colours in anticipation – looked heartbroken after their team lost

One woman is seen with her hands on her head in disbelief as she watched from a pub in Palma de Mallorca

One woman is seen with her hands on her head in disbelief as she watched from a pub in Palma de Mallorca

One woman is seen with her hands on her head in disbelief as she watched from a pub in Palma de Mallorca

England are set to play either Sweden or Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-final in Rome on Saturday – with the team fancying their chances against both foreign squads.

While the number of fans at Wembley tonight was still just over half of its normal 90,000 capacity, it marked the biggest crowd at an event seen since the pandemic began last year. 

Among the spectators were avid football fan Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their son Prince George, who sat in a box along with football legend David Beckham and pop star Ed Sheeran.

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