Scottish club side Rangers suffered an agonizing penalty shootout defeat in their fifth European final as German side Eintracht Frankfurt triumphed in an absorbing Europa League final. Rafael Borre crashed in the decisive spot-kick after former Arsenal playmaker Aaron Ramsey was denied just moments earlier in front of a colossal Rangers support in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Spain.
Eintracht Frankfurt beat Rangers to Win 2021/22 Europa League
The fans had been euphoric when the Scots took the lead through Nigerian Joe Aribo’s ice-cool second-half finish in the sweltering cauldron in Seville.
However, Borre detonated raucous scenes in a jam-packed Frankfurt end 12 minutes later as he steered in a soft equalizer to send this sapping contest to extra time. They played out a draw in the extra time to force the game into penalties. Rangers’ players crumpled to their feet as Frankfurt’s bench spewed onto the pitch as they heralded in their second European trophy.
Ramsey who came late into the game became the escape as he missed a penalty. The on-loan Juventus man had the opportunity to make it 4-3 in the shootout after Tavernier, Steven Davis and Scott Arfield slotted Rangers’ first three kicks, but the Welsh midfielder’s tame effort down the middle was whacked away by Trapp.
It would be the only miss of the shootout, as the Rangers’ marathon run in Europe came to the most agonizing of ends in a flurry of white bedlam.