'El Comandante' Rafael Santos Borré, key to Eintracht Frankfurt's title, the third Colombian to score in a Europa League final

‘El Comandante’ Rafael Santos Borré, key to Eintracht Frankfurt’s title, the third Colombian to score in a Europa League final

Rafael Santos Borré, Colombian player.

The former Deportivo Cali was the great figure of his team against Scottish Rangers.

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Colombian striker Rafael Santos Borré was crowned Europa League Champion on Wednesday, being a key player in the final against Glasgow Rangers from Scotland.

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Borré scored the temporary draw that forced the extension, a match that ended 1-1 in 120 minutes and was defined from the white point of the penalty.

In the definition from the twelve steps, the 26-year-old striker from Barranquilla was key as he scored the fifth penalty for his team and sealed the victory (5-4) that crowns them as the champions of the Europa League competition that is played in Simultaneous with the Champions League.

The former Deportivo Cali and River Plate of Argentina, celebrated this new achievement in his sports career with a Colombian flag tied to his waist.

With his entry in this important tournament on the old continent, Rafael Santos Borré becomes the third Colombian to score in a final of this competition.

Previously, his compatriots Radamel Falcao García had done it for Atlético de Madrid and Carlos Bacca from Buenos Aires with Sevilla from Spain.

The beginning

Users of social networks have congratulated the ‘Comandante’ for this championship, as they call him for his characteristic celebration of the military salute.

It is noteworthy that Rafael Santos Borré debuted at the age of 17 in the sugar box.

In 2015 he was transferred to Atlético de Madrid in Spain, a team in which he did not have opportunities to play and was transferred to Villareal in that same country.

There, things were not given to the talented Colombian striker either.

His signing for River Plate would mark a brilliant stage in the millionaire club where he managed to establish himself as one of the great references of the team led by Marcelo Gallardo, scoring 55 goals in 148 games.

His great performances with the team of the crossed band earned him calls to the Colombia Senior Team where he has played 16 games.

Cover photo: @eintrachtfrankfurt

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