Rangers 1-1 Frankfurt PENALTIES LIVE: Trapp forces shootout with incredible save from Kent – Europa League final latest

IT’S a penalty shootout as Rangers seek their first European trophy since 1972.

In a game of few chances, makeshift striker Joe Aribo pounced on a defensive error to give the Gers the lead in Seville.

But Rafael Santos Borre poked home from close range to level for the Germans and force extra time.

But with seconds left Ryan Kent almost won the final for Rangers, forcing a world class save from Kevin Trapp from close range.

  • Full time of extra time

    It’s penalties, folks.

    Strap in.

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    120, Oh so close!

    He gets it up and over the wall, but there isn’t enough power, and Trapp can get across to save it easily enough.

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    119, Jakic trips Davis on the edge of the area.

    Tavernier is lining it up…

    He couldn’t, could he?

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    118, Rangers come so close!

    Roofe is immediately involved, running in behind and flashing a ball across the box to Kent who is denied by Trapp from 5 yards!

    That was his moment!

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    117, Barisic pulls up holding his hamstring. Roofe comes on in his place.

    Sakala is also forced off despite coming off the bench. Ramsey is on.

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    114, Jakic comes close!

    Jakic cuts across the ball nicely, and had McGregor worried, but it was always rising over the bar.

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    113, Kent lets fly!

    The winger strikes a powerful effort on goal, but it’s straight down the throat of Trapp.

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    111, Knauff drifts inside and fires a low drive n goal. It bounces out to Kostic who whips another brilliant ball in. Kamada goes down in the box after making contact with Bassey.

    It looked as though the Frankfurt man ran into him.

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    107, Hauge spots Hrustic on the edge of the area who drags a low shot wide of the post. Rangers fans had their hearts in their mouths for a moment.

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    105, Barisic strikes one!

    The space opens up for Barisic who lines one up. He struck it sweetly, it moved a little bit in the air, stinging the gloves of Trapp

  • Half time in extra time – Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers

    The first period of extra time is brought to a close. There’s been a few half chances for both sides. Bassey is playing at a different gear to everyone.

    Rangers fans look distressed. A mixture of the heat and the utter tension of this match.

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    104, Sakala looks to go the long way round Lenz who cynically blocks him off. Still no card from the referee.

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    101, The ball falls to Davis who attempts to gyuide one into the bottom corner. But Frankfurt get bodies in the way.

    It’s the substitute Lenz who made the block. He came on for Ndicka moments ago.

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    100, The goalscorer, Aribo’s number is up. James Sands is on in his place.

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    99, Kent burns his man for pace before clipping a ball into the area. it drops for Arfield, but he’s beaten to it.

    Frankfurt then break on the counter with Knauff. It’s Bassey again, sprinting back to deny him the opportunity.

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    98, Aribo looks to dribble his way into the area, but Toure manages to disposes him and lump the ball up-field.

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    97, Still no sign of Aaron Ramsey for Rangers. You’d think he could prove useful with tiredness creeping into legs.

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    96, Bassey loses his footing allowing Borre to bear down on goal. Bassey recovers brilliantly though, chasing back and getting in a crucial block.

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    94, Sakala checks inside and plays the ball to Arfield. The substitute lines it up, but he was leaning back, sending the ball over the bar.

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    92, Kostic attempts to find Hauge with a ball in behind. Lundstram gets a touch and it’s a Frankfurt corner… which Rangers clear.

  • First half of extra time – Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers

    Arfield is on for Kamara, and we have half an hour to help separate these two teams.

  • Full time – Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers

    The whistle is blown, and we have an extra 30 minutes in the Sevilla heat.

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    90+4, Kostic slides in late on Goldston, wiping the defender out as he clears the ball. One last free kick for Rangers to flood the box.

  • Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers – Frankfurt change

    90+2, Captain Rode makes way for Jakic. He’s been a feature of Frankfurt’s European run.

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    90+2, Borre wins a foul off an over-enthusiastic Bassey.

    Extra time is edging ever closer.