What a historic night! What a historic triumph: Kevin Trapp saved Eintracht Frankfurt from penalties with a sensational save shortly before the end of extra time and saved a penalty there before striker Rafael Borré hammered his shot from the spot into the corner, to triumph in the Europa League. The Hessians defeated the Glasgow Rangers 6:5 (1:1 after 90 minutes) in an exciting and dramatic final. ntv.de tells the duel again in the video feature film.
Before kick-off: The atmosphere in the stands is fantastic. Eintracht fans euphoric. With an impressive choreography in the stadium of Seville, the supporters make the players hot.
9 minutes: Early shock for Eintracht Frankfurt. John Lundstram unluckily catches captain Sebastian Rode in the head with an open sole. The man from Frankfurt suffers a laceration and has to be treated on the field for a few minutes. Luckily for Eintracht, he can continue. As a leader with a turban, he fights passionately up to the 90th minute and leads the way.
57 minutes: GOOOOOOOOO for Rangers FC, 0-1 through Joe Aribo: Rangers take the first trick in the final. A long shot from goalkeeper Kevin Trapp comes back immediately with a head. Djibril Sow unhappily extended the ball with his head in the direction of his own goal, where Tuta actually had a better grip on the ball, but unluckily slipped away when going backwards. So Aribo is suddenly free and pushes in alone in front of Trapp from 14 meters below left.
69 minutes, TOOOOOR for Eintracht Frankfurt, 1: 1 by Rafael Borré: Frankfurt is back in the game! The indefatigable Filip Kostić has some space on the left wing and simply hits a half-high cross inwards. Striker Rafael Borré has a good nose for the five in the middle, is ahead of Connor Goldson on the ball and flattens the ball with his right foot into the left corner. Ecstasy in the curve, euphoria on the field.
Penalties, Trapp becomes a titan and Borré a hero: Phew, that was close! Trapp saves Eintracht with a mega save against Ryan Kent shortly before the end of extra time in the penalty shoot-out, and there he has his foot on the ball again! But Rafael Borré got really lucky with his final shot. Ending. Party, ecstasy, Eintracht Frankfurt is Europa League winner! "We are all the heroes," Trapp called into the RTL microphone. Late in the evening, first Queen's "We are the Champions" and then "Im Herzen von Europa" roared out of the speakers. "What the boys did this season, I can't find the words, I don't often miss them," said coach Oliver Glasner. "Now that makes up for everything."