After a goalless first 1/2, Joe Aribo put Rangers in entrance within the 57th minute, however 12 mins later Frankfurt have been degree thru Rafael Borré.
Ryan Kent virtually scored a overdue winner in overtime, however Kevin Trapp made a surprising save to ship the event to consequences.
Trapp then stored Ramsey’s spot-kick, the one neglected penalty within the shootout, as Frankfurt claimed their first European trophy since successful this similar pageant in its Uefa Cup guise again in 1980.
Frankfurt justified their pre-match standing as favourites by means of beginning the sport on most sensible, whilst John Lundstram have shyed away from a crimson card for Rangers within 5 mins after a prime boot went unpunished.
Weathering a hurricane, Rangers confronted 11 first-half pictures, despite the fact that handiest 3 have been heading in the right direction from Frankfurt as Allan McGregor stored from Djibril Sow, Daichi Kamada and Ansgar Knauff.
Rangers went closest thru Joe Aribo, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s facet rising in self assurance and finishing the 1/2 with the vast majority of ownership regardless of Frankfurt having the easier possibilities.
Rangers participant scores
- Allan McGregor – 6
- James Tavernier – 6
- Connor Goldson – 5
- Calvin Bassey – 7
- Borna Barisic – 5
- John Lundstram – 6
- Ryan Jack – 6
- Ryan Kent – 6
- Joe Aribo – 7
- Glen Kamara – 5
- Scott Wright – 5
- Steven Davis – 6
- Fashion Sakala – 6
- Scott Arfield – 6
- James Sands – 6
- Kemar Roofe – n/a
- Aaron Ramsey – n/a
After the damage there have been flares within the Frankfurt finish, and amid the smoke every other speedy get started from the German facet noticed Jesper Lindstrøm cross inside a whisker of breaking the impasse, however his deflected effort went narrowly huge.
Ryan Kent then snatched at Rangers’ absolute best effort because it seemed both a second of magic or calamity would open the scoring.
And it proved to be the latter, with Aribo capitalising on a slip from defender Tuta sooner than bearing down on purpose and slotting it previous Kevin Trapp.
“A bolt from the blue,” bellowed BT Sport’s commentator Rory Hamilton, with the purpose sending Rangers enthusiasts into raptures within the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium.
But as an alternative of taking place because the winner, Aribo’s purpose simply sparked the overall into lifestyles, with Frankfurt cranking up the force searching for an equaliser.
In the top, Rangers’ lead lasted all of 12 mins, with Filip Kostić’s go evading Connor Goldson – who arguably can have cleared it – sooner than Borré stole forward of Calvin Bassey to degree the tie.
‘Pride will replace the Rangers bruises’
i Chief Football Writer Daniel Storey in Seville
For Rangers, defeat will really feel adore it is the whole lot for days to return. But quickly it must float into not anything, changed by means of the delight in the place Giovanni van Bronckhorst has taken them emotionally and geographically. The emergency prevent will depart them bruised however bruises fade. They have had the journey in their lives.
With overtime looming, every other Kostić go virtually stuck Rangers out, however in the long run 90 mins was once now not sufficient to come to a decision this ultimate.
Penalties have been at the horizon, and in overtime Bassey recovered from a slip to dam a Borré effort 5 mins in, whilst Borna Barisic and Ryan Kent tried long-range moves as fatigue and cramp got here into play in what have been humid stipulations in southern Spain.
Kemar Roofe got here on with simply 3 mins closing however virtually made an fast affect, along with his go discovering Kent, whose effort was once blocked because of an implausible prevent from Trapp sooner than Steven Davis’ follow-up was once glanced over.
In the death moments, Trapp then were given throughout temporarily to stay out a James Tavernier free-kick, with the German goalkeeper’s overdue heroics sending the event to consequences.
His reverse quantity, McGregor, reduce a composed determine simply sooner than the shootout, the 40-year-old without a doubt learning the place Frankfurt’s avid gamers may just position their consequences, whilst the coin toss was once then gained by means of Rangers to verify it could happen in entrance of the travelling Scottish contingent.
How the penalty shootout performed out
- Rangers: James Tavernier ratings – 1-0
- Frankfurt: Christopher Lenz ratings – 1-1
- Rangers: Steven Davis ratings – 2-1
- Frankfurt: Ajdin Hrustic ratings – 2-2
- Rangers: Scott Arfield ratings – 3-2
- Frankfurt: Daichi Kamada ratings – 3-3
- Rangers: Aaron Ramsey misses (stored) – 3-3
- Frankfurt: Filip Kostić ratings – 3-4
- Rangers: Kemar Roofe ratings – 4-4
- Frankfurt: Rafael Borré ratings – 4-5
- Frankfurt win 5-4 on consequences
The first six consequences have been all scored, however former Arsenal and Juventus midfielder Ramsey noticed his effort stored by means of Trapp, with Borré then scoring the all-important 5th spot-kick for Frankfurt.
Cue tears within the Rangers finish, however wild scenes from Frankfurt’s avid gamers and enthusiasts, in what was once their first European triumph for 42 years.