Euro 2016: What tennis stars said about France vs Germany semis
The Euro 2016 France vs Germany semi-final was a high-octane match that saw the hosts win 2-0 to reach the final. And even tennis stars from both countries got involved in the game through emotional tweets.
Antoine Griezmann fired France into the lead in the second minute of the first-half stoppage time after Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger was penalised for a handball inside the box.
Well, Germany's tennis legend Boris Becker didn't agree with decision to award a penalty and questioned Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli.
It shouldn't be Italian referee in the first place ....biased after we beat them in semis ! Auf geht's Männer !!! @DFB_Team— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) July 7, 2016
By the end of the match, though, he had made peace and accepted Germany's defeat gracefully.
Germany's women's singles player Sabine Lisicki echoed Becker's angst about the penalty and questioned it's validity.
Noooooo this was never a penalty!!!! ðÂÂÂðÂÂ¤ðÂÂ¤ðÂÂ¤ https://t.co/gGwRvkijh6— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) July 7, 2016
Her friend and French singles player Kristina Mladenovic, however, was there to 'correct' her.
@sabinelisicki sorry to tell you girl that it was CLEARLY penalty ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂ«ðÂÂ·âÂ½ï¸ÂðÂÂ©ðÂÂªðÂÂÂ but you are playing really well ðÂÂÂ— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) July 7, 2016
Lisicki then went witty with her tweet questioning the positioning of the hand of France's Puyet.
World No 12 and French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tweeted, "Go France."
Kristina, meanwhile, was going on and on about France's hero 'Greizmann'.
GRIEZMANN ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂÂ— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) July 7, 2016
GRIEZMANN 2 x ðÂÂ«ðÂÂ·— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) July 7, 2016
After the match she tagged Sabine with a sweet message.
I'm really sorry @sabinelisicki hope our friendship stays the same! You know how much I love ðÂÂ©ðÂÂªâÂºï¸Â— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) July 7, 2016
French star Alize Cornet described her emotions in one word.
FABULEUX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ðÂÂ«ðÂÂ· ðÂÂ«ðÂÂ· ðÂÂ«ðÂÂ·— Alize Cornet (@alizecornet) July 7, 2016
Of course, German Angelique Kerber was too busy looking forward to her Wimbledon final against Serena Williams.