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Result: Eintracht Frankfurt beat Rangers on penalties to win Europa League final

 


Eintracht Frankfurt are crowned Europa League winner after beating Rangers 5-4 on penalties in the final at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday night.

The two side could not be separated after 120 minutes, as Joe Aribo's 57th-minute opener was cancelled out by a close-range strike from Rafael Borre 12 minutes later.

Aaron Ramsey came off the bench in the closing stages of extra time in preparation to step up in the penalty shootout, but the Welshman's effort from 12 yards was saved by Kevin Trapp, with Borre netting Frankfurt's fifth and final spot kick to crown the German outfit champions.

After a closely-fought goalless first half, the Gers made the breakthrough in the 57th minute when Aribo capitalised on a slip by Tuta, with the Nigerian running through on goal before calmly rolling his strike past Trapp into the bottom corner.

The Glaswegian giants could only hold onto their lead for 12 minutes, however, as Colombian striker Borre pounced on an inviting cross into the six-yard box from Filip Kostic to draw Frankfurt level.

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