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Rangers vs Eintracht Frankfurt LIVE: Europa League final result and reaction as Frankfurt win on penalties

Rangers 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt (Frankfurt win 5-4 on pens): Follow reaction from the Europa League final as Frankfurt beat Rangers in a shootout

Dylan Terry
Wednesday 18 May 2022 23:46
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Rangers' incredible run to the Europa League final

Rangers suffered penalty shootout heartache in Seville as Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to dramatically win the Europa League final.

Makeshift centre-forward Joe Aribo put the Rangers fans in dreamland when he slotted home following a slip in the German side’s defence in the 57th minute.

Frankfurt levelled 12 minutes later when Rafael Borre knocked the ball home from close range following a low cross.

Gers finished extra-time strongly and Ryan Kent was brilliantly denied at close range before Steven Davis had a shot cleared off the line, while James Tavernier had a free-kick saved in stoppage-time of the 1-1 draw.

Aaron Ramsey, a 117th-minute substitute, saw his spot-kick saved and Borre netted to seal a 5-4 shootout win.

Follow reaction from the Europa League final below:

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Rangers beaten on penalties as Eintracht Frankfurt win Europa League in Seville

For weeks, Seville had been the destination for Rangers’ European journey and it was here at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan where it came to a sudden and crushing end. Joe Aribo’s second-half finish had put Rangers within touching distance of a first European trophy in 50 years, but Eintracht Frankfurt equalised, took it to penalties and it was there where this once-in-a-generation final went in the way of the German side.

Ryan Kent had the chance to win it in the dying seconds of extra time, the opportunity to claim the Europa League there for the taking. He was denied by the outstretched leg of Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who would be the hero in the shoot-out. Aaron Ramsey’s miss was pivotal, and there was a cruel irony to the fact that the player who had the most experience of nights such as these was the one to blink first. Rafael Borre, who scored the equaliser to deny Rangers, would also provide the finishing blow with a perfect penalty to the top corner.

And that was it - one penalty to separate two teams who had defied the odds to set up one of the most unexpected European finals in recent memory.

Report by Jamie Braidwood

Rangers beaten on penalties as Eintracht Frankfurt win Europa League in Seville

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (Eintracht Frankfurt win 5-4 on penalties): A memorable run ended in heartbreaking fashion for Rangers as penalties settled the Europa League final

Dylan Terry 18 May 2022 23:46
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FT: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (Frankfurt win 5-4 on penalties)

Rangers now receiving a guard of honour from Frankfurt as they are given their runners-up medals.

Gutting for them. The worst way to lose it.

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 23:08
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FT: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (Frankfurt win 5-4 on penalties)

The winning moment.

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 23:03
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Both sides of football.

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 23:01
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A historic moment for Eintracht Frankfurt. What a sensational competition it has been for them. Stunning.

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 22:58
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Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (Frankfurt win 5-4 on penalties)

It’s heartbreak for Rangers. It’s the stuff of dreams for Eintracht Frankfurt. Aaron Ramsey’s missed penalty was the difference in the end.

A devastating finish for the Scots.

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 22:56
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Eintracht Frankfurt 5-4 Rangers (penalties)

Borre lashes it into the top corner!

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT HAVE WON THE EUROPA LEAGUE!

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 22:55
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Eintracht Frankfurt 4-4 Rangers (penalties)

Roofe to keep Rangers in it... in off the post! Trapp went the right way but he was never getting to that!

It’s going to be Borre to win the Europa League for Frankfurt.

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 22:54
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Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 Rangers (penalties)

Kostic is up next. McGregor goes the right way but Kostic squeezes it underneath him!

Match point for Frankfurt.

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 22:53
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Eintracht Frankfurt 3-3 Rangers (penalties)

Ramsey steps up and misses for Rangers! He never looked confident! Trapp comfortably blocked it with his legs. It was nowhere near the corner.

Advantage Frankfurt.

Dylan Terry18 May 2022 22:52

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