Penalty pain as Rangers lose in the cruelest way possible
Rangers suffered penalty shootout heartache in Seville as Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to win the Europa League.
By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 11:13 pm
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Rangers players are dejected after losing the penalty shoot out following the UEFA Europa League Final at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Final. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.
Joe Aribo put the Rangers fans in dreamland when he slotted home following a slip in the German side’s defence in the 57th minute.
Frankfurt levelled 12 minutes later when Rafael Borre knocked the ball home from close range following a low cross.
Gers finished extra-time strongly and Ryan Kent was denied at close range before Steven Davis had a shot cleared off the line, while James Tavernier had a free-kick saved in stoppage-time of the 1-1 draw.
Aaron Ramsey, a 117th-minute substitute, saw his spot-kick saved and Borre netted to seal a 5-4 shootout win.