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Frankfurt beat Rangers on penalties to win Europa League

Frankfurt prevailed 5-4 on penalties over Rangers to lift the Europa League in Seville on Wednesday night.

A 1-1 draw after 90 minutes forced extra time, which ended with nothing separating both sides in a packed Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Playing in their fifth European final, Rangers went ahead first after Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo slotted in coolly in the 57th minute. But 12 minutes later, Frankfurt responded – Rafael Borre hitting the leveler.

Both sides would slug it out through to extra-time, sending the match into penalties.

With proceedings level at 3-3, Aaron Ramsey stepped up and was denied. Frankfurt would deftly covert two more – with Borre, the goalscorer, scoring the decisive kick to crush Scottish hearts and hand Frankfurt their first European trophy in 42 years.

Frankfurt finished 11th in the German Bundesliga this season, but will now claim a Champions League group stage place, thanks to their victory in Seville tonight.

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