The English media are obsessed with war references when England plays Germany - given the prevailing form line they should give it a miss - but it appears Germany have their own obsessions, too.
What's German for Schadenfreude?
FOOTBALL fans across Germany were revelling after their 4-1 thrashing of England yesterday.
And while delighted supporters celebrated the result, they took most satisfaction from Frank Lampard's disallowed goal, which brought an end to 44 years of frustration after the 1966 World Cup final.
The uncertainty over Sir Geoff Hurst's controversial third goal in the 1966 Wembley final, which England won 4-2, has riled the Germans ever since.
The decision to disallow Lampard's clear goal yesterday with the score at 2-1 was their 'revenge'.