BREAKING: Frankfurt win the Europa League after Aaron Ramsey's penalty miss for Rangers

Eintracht Frankfurt have won the UEFA Europa League after beating Rangers 5-4 in a penalty shootout.

Aaron Ramsey’s lacklustre strike in the shootout proved to be incredibly costly, with the German side converting all of their penalties – and Rafael Santos Borre stylishly scoring the decisive spot kick.

It was the Colombian striker who’d equalised in normal time after Joe Aribo’s second half opener and Allan McGregor had absolutely no chance of saving his perfect effort from 12 yards.

Video: Borre’s match-winning penalty

El penal definitivo. Si lo hizo Rafa santos borre 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴para darle el título de la europa league al Frankfurt. El lo empató en los 90” y el lo definió en la tanda de penales. 42 años después Frankfurt grita Campeón y un Colombiano presente. Grande Borreeeeee

— Rodrigo Toro F (@rodrigotoro12) May 18, 2022

Pressure, what pressure? ❄️

Rafael Borré with ice in his veins for the winning penalty 🎯#UELfinal

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 18, 2022

That really is an outrageously good penalty.

Ramsey – who was subbed on by Gio van Bronckhorst solely to take one – could certainly learn a thing or two from Borre…

Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (5-4 on penalties)

It was an incredibly cagey first half at the Ramon Sanchez Pijuan, with both teams struggling to create clear cut chances.

Allan McGregor was forced into one smart save to deny the brilliant Ansgar Knauff, the veteran proving once again that he’s still a top-quality operator at the age of 40.

The evergreen Allan McGregor producing the goods once again 🧤#UELfinal

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 18, 2022

After the half-time break, Frankfurt took the game by the scruff of the neck and pushed Rangers back with some slick attacking play.

But it was the Scottish outfit who broke the deadlock in the 57th minute when makeshift centre-forward Aribo capitalised on a defensive error by Tuta and calmly slotted the ball past Kevin Trapp.

Video: Aribo’s goal vs Frankfurt


A slip at the back lets Aribo in…cue delirium for Rangers fans! 🙌#UELfinal

🎥 @btsportfootball

— GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) May 18, 2022

As cool as you like by the former Charlton Athletic man – and a great Steven Gerrard versus Chelsea in 2013/14 impression by Tuta.

Frankfurt didn’t let the error by the young Brazilian defender get to them, though.

In the 70th minute, Borre – who was also the hero against Barcelona and West Ham – fired home from close-range to level the scores at 1-1.

Video: Borre’s equaliser vs Rangers

Game 🔛

Rafael Borré breaks free in the Rangers area to slam the ball past Allan McGregor!

Nothing the veteran stopper could do about that one. #UELfinal

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 18, 2022

The cross from Filip Kostic was marvellous and Borre simply couldn’t miss.

Neither side was able to add a second in the remaining 20 minutes of normal time, so an extra half-hour in the boiling heat of Seville was required.

But even that wasn’t enough, which was mainly due to Trapp’s dramatic late save on Ryan Kent from a few yards out.


Kevin Trapp forces an incredible save from Ryan Kent’s close-range effort! #UELfinal

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 18, 2022

So, the match had to be decided by a penalty shootout, where Frankfurt emerged victorious.

Congratulations to Oliver Glasner’s side – who amazingly didn’t taste defeat once in this season’s Europa League!

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