Eagles soar over Europe! After a fiery night, Wednesday, May 18, Eintracht Frankfurt won the second C3 in its history in Seville by beating Glasgow Rangers (1-1, 5-4) on penalties in the final, thanks to its hero Kevin Trapp, imperial.

After making two decisive saves at the end of extra time, first in front of Ryan Kent (118th), then on a free kick from James Tavernier (120th 2), Kevin Trapp stopped the attempt of Welsh veteran Aaron Ramsey during the session of shots on goal to crown his team. Rafael Borré, who already scored the equalizer for the Eagles in the 69th minute after Joe Aribo’s opener (57th), sealed the victory for the Germans with a final converted shot on goal, to conclude a perfect side session. Frankfurt.

But it is indeed the former German goalkeeper of Paris SG who became the hero of the evening during the penalty shootout, to offer the trophy to Frankfurt, which thus succeeds Villarreal, crowned last year, on the list. of C3. A historic achievement for Eintracht, which notably defeated FC Barcelona and West Ham to reach the final, and end its odyssey crowned with laurels in the hot Andalusian night, in front of the nearly 44,000 supporters of the Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium.

Indeed, since the UEFA Cup gleaned in 1980, the Eagles had never known a continental coronation. Oliver Glasner thus became the first Austrian coach to lift a European trophy since legendary Ernst Happel in 1983. European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972. Small consolation: defender and captain James Tavernier would still be the first defender in history to finish top scorer in the Europa League, with 7 goals.