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Europa LeagueEintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (Pen 5-4)

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (Pen 5-4)

Eintracht Frankfurt has won the Europa League for the second time after overcoming Rangers on penalties at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.

After Joe Aribo put the Gers ahead in the second half, the Germans had to come from behind to force a shoot-out.

The Colombian striker Rafael Borre was the man on the spot to convert Filip Kostic’s cross to level the scores.

Penalties were called because neither team could force a victory in normal or extra time.

Borre was able to play hero for the second time in the night as Aaron Ramsey missed from the spot.

His strike went into the top-left corner, securing the Europa League title and a spot in the Champions League for next season.

Starting lineup:

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT (3-4-3): Kevin Trapp; Almamy Toure, Tuta, Evan Ndicka; Ansgar Knauff, Sebastian Rode, Djibril Sow, Filip Kostic; Daichi Kamada, Rafael Borre, Jesper Lindstrom.

RANGERS (4-3-3): Allan McGregor; James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey, Borna Barisic; Ryan Jack, John Lundstram, Glen Kamara; Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo, Scott Wright.

Goals:

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! ARIBO FIRES RANGERS IN FRONT!!!!!!!! 1-0!!!!!!!! The Scottish side struck first in the Europa League final as Aribo beats Trapp following a mistake by Tuta. The Frankfurt defender slips after Sow heads the ball back towards his goal. Aribo bursts past the defender and holds his composure under pressure, slotting his left-footed strike into the bottom-left corner.

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! BORRE EQUALISES FOR FRANKFURT!!!!!!! 1-1!!!! The German outfit is back in the game as Borre pounces at the near post. Kostic delivers a dangerous cross from the left flank that drifts between Goldson and Bassey. Borre is in the right spot and sticks out his right boot to fire past McGregor into the bottom-right corner.

So, what’s next?

The rangers have to pick themselves up after their crushing loss when they face the Hearts in the Scottish FA Cup final on Saturday.

Eintracht Frankfurt now will begin the celebrations with their Europa League crown and prepare for the next campaign.

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