Could represent the situation of the Champions League final. Last night’s Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers Europa League final match did not find a winner for 120 minutes so it was forced to proceed to a penalty shootout.
Joe Aribo, the Nigerian midfielder, opened the scoring for Rangers with his goal early in the second half, before Rafael Borre equalized moments later. But that’s it. There were no more goals until the 90 minutes ended and the Europa League final in Spain on Thursday morning (19/5) was continued in the 2×15 minute round.
Even though both teams played quite openly, especially Eintracht Frankfurt, which had a fairly high goal productivity since the group stage. In the first half they released 11 goal attempts and three attacks aimed at Rangers goal, but to no avail. Likewise the second half six goal attempts and one attack on target. The score remained 1-1 until the end of 120 minutes.
The Bundesliga club were Barcelona’s killers in the quarter-finals of the competition, winning 4-3 on aggregate, with Rafael Borre one of the goalscorers for the second leg at Camp Nou, after 1-1 in Germany.
Before getting rid of Sergio Busquets and his friends, Eintracht first won over Real Betis in the last 16 (2-3 on aggregate). Afterwards, eliminated West Ham United 1-3 on aggregate in the semifinals.
Meanwhile the club under Giovanni van Bronckhorst eliminated Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig on their way to the final.
Europa League Final Penalty Shootout
- James Tavernier goals! 0-1
- Christopher Lenz goals! 1-1
- Steven Davis goals! 1-2
- Ajdin Hrustic goal! 2-2
- Scott Arfield goals! 2-3
- Daichi Kamada goals! 3-3
- Aaron Ramsey FAILED! 3-3!
- Filip Kostic goals! 4-3
- Kemar Roofe goal! 4-4
- Rafael Borre goal! 5-4
Thus Eintracht Frankfurt won the 2021/22 Europa League. First time in 42 years they won the European title!