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Frankfurt to meet Real Madrid or Liverpool in Super Cup

The Europa League is only Frankfurt's second continental title after the 1980 UEFA Cup and victory also enters them into the group stage of the Champions League next season despite their midtable Bundesliga finish
19 May 2022, Spain, Seville: Eintracht Frankfurt players celebrate winning the UEFA Europa League final soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. Photo: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire/dpa.
Eintracht Frankfurt players celebrate winning the UEFA Europa League final at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. Photo: Isabel Infantes/dpa.

Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt have not only qualified for the Champions League next season but Wednesday's 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Rangers has earned them an appearance in the Super Cup.

Eintracht will take on either Real Madrid or Liverpool, who contest the Champions League final in Paris on 28 May, in Finland's capital Helsinki on August 10.

However, they are likely to be second favourites in the tie only Atletico Madrid, in 2018, lifting the Super Cup from the Europa League side in the last nine years.

Eintracht Frankfurt have defeated Rangers 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra-time in the Europa League final to win their first continental trophy in 42 years.

Wales star Aaron Ramsey missed the only kick of the shoot-out when he sent a weak effort down the middle which saw saved by the trailing leg of keeper Kevin Trapp.

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Rafael Borré then kept his cool with Eintracht's first chance to win seize the trophy and fired high into the net to send the travelling contingent from Frankfurt in Seville wild.

Borré had levelled for Frankfurt in the 69th minute shortly after Joe Aribo had pounced on poor defending to give Rangers the lead against the run of play.

The Europa League is only Frankfurt's second continental title after the 1980 UEFA Cup and victory also enters them into the group stage of the Champions League next season despite their midtable Bundesliga finish, along with four compatriots led by Bayern Munich.

Frankfurt to meet Real Madrid or Liverpool in Super Cup
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