Frankfurt Eintracht Champions of the Europa League

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At halftime, the game was scoreless, with Frankfurt Eintracht left midfielder Filip Kostic having one of the better chances for the opening goal.

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In the 32nd minute, he dribbled the ball from Frankfurt’s final third into the Rangers’ final

third, but his effort went wide of the right goalpost.


The first goal was not scored until the 57th minute. After two straight defensive errors by

Frankfurt, Rangers attacker Joe Aribo scored the game’s first goal. Aribo scored a 1-0 lead

despite falling past Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.

It didn’t take long for Frankfurt Eintracht to respond. To tie the game, striker Rafael Santos

Borre put his body into Kostic’s left-wing cross and prodded it past goalkeeper Allan

McGregor.
After those two goals, the game headed into extra time, with both teams eager to wrap it up

before a tense penalty shootout.
In the 118th minute, Rangers came close to scoring the game-winning goal. With a mostly

open net, Ryan Kent had a fantastic chance, but Trapp, who previously played for

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Paris Saint-Germain in France, blocked the shot with a stunning save.

This is Frankfurt’s first European title since 1980, when they won the UEFA Cup in the same

tournament. The Germans did so in spectacular manner, going undefeated throughout the

season, including victories over Real Betis, Barcelona, and West Ham.


Rangers of the Scottish Premiership have not won a European trophy since the European

Cup in 1971-72. They also finished second in the UEFA Cup in 2007-08, before it was

renamed the Europa League.

Trapp told reporters at the full Seville stadium that “karma” brought the trophy home and

ensured his team’s maiden appearance in the Champions League the following season.


He explained, “We simply got the sensation that it had to happen today, that we had to win

this.” “We just deserved it after such an incredible run in the Europa League this year.”

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