Eintracht Frankfurt seals Europa League final fairytale win with penalty shootout victory to break Rangers' hearts

    Frankfurt's Colombian striker Rafael Borre celebrates scoring his team's first goal.

    (CNN)For Seville, it was the hottest day of the year. For Eintracht Frankfurt it was one of the greatest nights in the German club's 123-year history.

    Amid deafening noise and sweltering 31C (88F) heat on Wednesday, Frankfurt beat Glasgow Rangers 5-4 in a dramatic penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw to clinch a fairytale UEFA Europa League title at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
    Colombian Rafael Borre, having canceled out Joe Aribo's opener, slotted home the deciding penalty after former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey had missed for Rangers
      Incredibly, it means that despite finishing 11th in the Bundesliga -- 35 points behind champion Bayern Munich -- Frankfurt will join the German powerhouse in pot one of next season's UEFA Champions League draw.
        Frankfurt head coach Oliver Glasner roars his side on.
        Only the third team in Europa League history to reach the final unbeaten, Frankfurt can reflect on a magical European journey that included memorable triumphs over Spanish giants Barcelona and an impressive West Ham side.
        And having suffered the agony of a semifinal penalty shootout defeat to eventual winners Chelsea in 2019, the manner of victory could not have been sweeter for the traveling Frankfurt fans who -- donning the colors of their club's match shirt -- formed a raucous white wall behind the goal.
         Frankfurt fans wave flags during the game.
        Thousands more crammed into the club's Deutsche Bank Park in Germany to create a similarly noisy atmosphere back home.
          Around 30,000 Rangers fans watched the game on big screens at the nearby Estadio La Cartuja, according to a tweet from the stadium, as Scots poured into Seville for the game.

          'I'm absolutely devastated'

          Having suffered a second defeat at the competition's final hurdle after a loss to Zenit St Petersburg in 2008, it may take a while for wounds to heal for Rangers.
          A sensational save from Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp at point-blank range from Ryan Kent in the final moments of extra-time will undoubtedly be seared into the minds of Rangers fans as the Scottish side came so close to winning late on
          "It's heartbreaking," Rangers' John Lundstram told BT Sport. "We could've won it, but what a save [from Trapp]. What can you do? I'm absolutely devastated. I'm so, so, so heartbroken."
          Midfielder Steven Davis added: "It's huge disappointment. It's hard to reflect straight away. We know how difficult it will be to get to this stage again."
          However, Ranger can look back on an incredible journey -- this year and across the last decade -- to reach one of European football's showpiece finals.
          A memorable run exploded into life with a stunning victory over German giants Borussia Dortmund, before another famous night in Glasgow saw Rangers defeat another Bundesliga outfit in Red Bull Leipzig.