Frankfurt win Europa League

19 Th5 2022 | 15:01

SpainOn the evening of May 18, in the Europa League final held at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville, Frankfurt drew 1-1 in 120 minutes and defeated Rangers 5-4 on penalties.

In the 117th minute, coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst sent Aaron Ramsey to replace Fashion Sakala to prepare for the 11m play series. But Ramsay was the only one who missed out. In the fourth round, the former Arsenal midfielder shot in the middle and was saved by goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. Ramsey is on loan at Rangers and will return to Juventus in the summer of 2022.

With a 5-4 victory, Frankfurt won the second European championship after the 1980 UEFA Cup and became the first German club to win the UEFA Cup/Europa League since Schalke in the 1996-1997 season. Eintracht Frankfurt has also become the third club to win the Europa League with an unbeaten record, following Villarreal in the 2020-2021 season and Chelsea in the 2018-2019 season.

Frankfurt coach Oliver Glassner became the second Austrian coach in history to win the European Cup, after Ernst Happel won the European Cup with Feyenoord in 1969-1970 and Hamburg SV in 1982-1983. Glasner and his pupils struck a chord when they beat Barca 4-3 on aggregate in the quarter-finals in the title run this season.

Eintracht Frankfurt players celebrate winning the 2021-2022 Europa League.Photo: Reuters

Eintracht Frankfurt players celebrate winning the 2021-2022 Europa League. picture: Reuters

Yesterday, Glasner made two changes in the semi-final second leg against West Ham, with Armami Toure and Jasper Lindstrom coming on for Hinteregger and Jasper Lindstrom respectively. Jens Peter Haug. On the other hand, Van Bronckhorst maintained the strongest lineup that beat RB Leipzig in the fourth round.

After the opening whistle, Sanchez Pizjuan’s game was intense, with Sebastian Rhodes bleeding after a collision in the 5th minute, interrupting the game and the Eintracht captain receiving medical attention.

The first 45 minutes were a celebration of great performances by both goalkeepers. In the 20th minute, Ansgar Knauf eliminated two Rangers players and almost finished with his left foot, but was blocked by Alan McGregor. Trapp, on the other hand, was no less competitive, putting the ball at his fingertips after John Lundstram’s aerial stage at the end of the first half.

It was only in the 57th minute that defender Tuta slipped, setting up the conditions for Joe Aribo to break into the box and then approach the wall with his left foot unaccompanied. Aribo became the second Nigerian to score in the Europa League final after representing Arsenal in a 4-1 loss to Chelsea in the 2019 Europa League final.

The Rangers only held the advantage for more than ten minutes. A Filip Kostic stretch allowed Santos Borre to slip between the two Rangers centre-backs before leaning in near the corner to finish, sending the game into two overtimes. Here, both teams created more chances but failed to score to finish the opponent.

For the first time in history, two consecutive UEFA Cup/Europa League finals have been decided on penalties. Last season, Villarreal beat Manchester United 11-10 in Gdansk, Poland. Eintracht Frankfurt have shown bravery this season with a 5-4 scoreline.


Frankfurt: Trapp; Tuta (Hasebe 59), Toure, N’Dicka (Lenz 101), Sow (Hrustic 106), Rode (Jakic 90), Knauff, Kostic, Lindstrom (Hauge 70), Kamada, Borre.

Rangers: McGregor; Barisic (Roofe 117), Bassey, Goldson, Tavernier, Jack (Davis 74), Lundstrom, Kamara (Arfield 91), Wright (Sakala 74 – Ramsey 117), Kent, Aribo (Sands 101).

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