Football Blog: Europa League Final Day Rangers v Eintracht Frankfurt

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09:13, 18 May 2022
Last Updated: 23:30, 18 May 2022

Good morning football fans! 

A win last night for Liverpool keeps their title hopes alive but the biggest news today is that it's Europa League Final Day! Rangers are taking on Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville and it looks set to be a thriller. We've got all the latest on that event, any trivia or facts we find along the way. Stay with us for, what should be, a truly brilliant final. 

Updates
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FRANKFURT SCORE

Rafael Santos Borre converts! Eintracht Frankfurt win the Europa League!

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RANGERS MISS

Aaron Ramsay is denied by Kevin Trapp!

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FRANKFURT SCORE

Filip Kostic converts!

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RANGERS SCORE

Kemar Roofe converts!

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FRANKFURT SCORE

Daichi Kamada converts!

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RANGERS SCORE

Scott Arfield converts!

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FRANKFURT SCORE

Ajdin Hrustic converts!

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RANGERS SCORE

Stephen Davis converts!

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FRANKFURT SCORE

Christopher Lenz converts!

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Rangers win the toss.

Penalties will be taken in front of the Rangers end. 

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RANGERS SCORE

James Tavernier converts!

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PENALTIES TO DECIDE THE WINNER

Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt will be going to a penalty shootout. Ryan Kent came so close to giving Rangers the win but Kevin Trapp made a superb save. 

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Roofe & Ramsay on for Sakala & Barisic
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ET Half Time

No it's not a message from everyone's favourite little alien, it's the half-time mark of extra time! 

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Ally McCoist's reaction to Aribo

Ally McCoist reacts to Joe Aribo's opener, thanks to BT Sport.

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Rangers substition in the break
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FULL TIME

It ends 1-1 and they all lived happily ever after. Of course not, it's extra time! 

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GOAL!

Rafael Borre gambles and finds the space between Connor Goldson and Calvin Bassey to poke it past Allan McGregor! 1-1 after 70 minutes. 

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GOAL!

JOE ARIBO CAPITALISES ON A FRANKFURT ERROR AND SLIDES IT UNDERNEATH KEVIN TRAPP! 1-0 RANGERS 56'

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Penalty shouts rejected

Frankfurt were appealing for a penalty after a minimal amount of contact from Connor Goldson. Referee rejected their appeals after a VAR check. 

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HALF TIME UPDATE

It's been a cagey 45 minutes, with both sides having chances to find the net and plenty of fouls given. Rangers won't be too happy that they've lacked a clear cut chance so far, but their defence has managed to do the same to Frankfurt. 

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Lundstram tangles with Rode

Was he lucky to get away without a booking for this?

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Frankfurt's home is filled

Eintracht Frankfurt fans have filled out their pitch at their home ground to support their side in the Europa League final!

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KICK OFF

Eintracht Frankfurt get us underway, kicking right to left in Seville. 

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Rangers-Eintracht Frankfurt Lineups
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Arsenal set to sign star Brazilian

Marquinhos of Sao Paulo is set to sign for Arsenal for a fee of around £3m!

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Relive it one more time...

Relive the moment Rangers made it to the Europa League final in the greatest night at Ibrox this century.

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Rangers top aerial duels charts

Using stats by FBRef, the Europa League's top aerial duelists are Connor Goldson, followed by Joe Aribo! Very impressive stats as they prepare for the Europa League final tonight.

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Donnarumma wins Ligue 1 GK Award

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Joel Matip - The Ultimate Winner

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Penalty shootout heroics

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Now it could finally be happening...

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Jesus taking his time over a move

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FC Barcelona top the charts

According to Forbes, they are the most valuable club in world football. 

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Quiz answer

Blackburn Rovers! 

And technically, Nottingham Forest until they play in the final but we won't get into that... 

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Two big moves on the horizon for both players. 

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