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Imagining the Twitter reaction to England v Germany at Euro 96

28 May | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Imagining the Twitter reaction to England v Germany at Euro 96

Ahead of the Euro 96 classic being re-aired on ITV, we imagined how Piers Morgan, Liam Gallagher and more would have reacted on social media at the time.

Ahead of England’s classic Euro 96 semi-final against Germany being re-aired on ITV, we looked back at the match and imagined what would have happened had Twitter existed at the time.

Here’s how we think Piers Morgan, Liam Gallagher, Mel C and other celebrities would have reacted.

PRE-MATCH

Excitement builds for England’s first semi-final at a major tournament since they were knocked out of the 1990 World Cup by Germany.

Six years later, fans, celebrities and WAGs prepare for the game.

DURING THE GAME

England make a stunning start, taking the lead within three minutes through Alan Shearer.

It doesn’t last long, though, as Germany hit back with a goal from Stefan Kuntz in the 16th minute.

The game reaches extra-time, and both sides miss huge chances to claim a match-winning golden goal.

Darren Anderton hits the post for England before Kuntz has a strike ruled out for a foul.

After 120 nervy minutes, it’s penalties.

POST-MATCH

Another heartbreaking shoot-out exit sparks the usual post-tournament blame game. Some familiar names point the finger.

While Gareth Southgate’s missed spot kick is the central topic of conversation, a member of the opposition can’t resist a subtle dig.

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