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Frankfurt vs Rangers: Die Adler lift their first European trophy in over 40 years

Frankfurt vs Rangers
UEFA Europa League Final
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán-Seville

The Europa League final this season in all honesty was made of the finalists who few could have predicted. However, the German outfit headed into this fixture undefeated and their opponents showed incredible tactical class.

The scores remained level at the end of regulation and extra times. Thanks to a goal apiece from Aribo and Borre.

In the penalty shootout, Kevin Trapp was the hero as he saved, Ramseys’s strike from 12 yards to claim the title.

Frankfurt vs Rangers: Match report

Full time score: Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (aet, Frankfurt win 5-4 on penalties)

Frankfurt: Trapp; Tuta (Hasebe 58), Touré, N’Dicka (Lenz 100); Knauff, Sow (Hrustic 106), Rode (Jakić 90), Kostić; Lindstrøm (Hauge 70), Kamada; Borré

Rangers: McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barišić (Roofe 117); Jack (Davis 74), Lundstram; Kent, Wright (Sakala 74, Ramsey 117), Kamara (Arfield 90); Aribo (Sands 101)

Gaols: 57′: Aribo, 69′: Borré.

Post match reactions

Oliver Glasner, Frankfurt coach: “Unbelievable! It was the 13th game in Europe and we didn’t lose one. What the guys have done today and this season, I don’t have the words and I am not often lost for words.”

Kevin Trapp, Frankfurt goalkeeper: “We believed that we could do it, but you saw we had to dig deep for this win. We never gave up, we always believed. It was the most intense experience of our lives. This is not my night. It’s everyone’s night. It doesn’t come down to one player; it comes down to a whole team.”

Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Rangers coach: “The players gave everything, but in the end it was a very tight game. It’s a big disappointment; we were really so close to winning a trophy. When you win, you have memories that last forever – when you lose, it hurts.”

James Tavernier, Rangers captain: “It’s never nice to lose a game like that. I am proud of every single one of those lads in the dressing room and the journey we’ve been on. We just couldn’t finish it off and we are all devastated.”

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