Tuta Managed To Slip On Absolutely Nothing Before Joe Aribo's Goal In Europa League Final
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Eintracht Frankfurt defender Tuta's slip just before Rangers opened the scoring in the Europa League final has gone viral.
Joe Aribo scored just before the hour mark to give Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side the lead out in Seville.
The Scottish outfit knew they'd need a big result against Frankfurt, who knocked out Barcelona and West Ham United en route to the final.
A slip from Tuta in the 57th minute allowed Aribo, who isn't a striker by trade, to stride forward and bury his effort past Kevin Trapp.
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Tuta was substituted immediately after the slip and replaced by Makoto Hasebe, with BT Sport claiming the 22-year-old was hurt.
Twelve minutes later, Frankfurt made it 1-1 after Rafael Borre turned in a Filip Kostic cross.
Fans have reacted to Tuta's slip and they feel sorry for him, given how big the game is.
One person commented: "Steven Gerrard must've felt strange watching Tuta slip against Rangers."
Another tweeted: "Bro why was Tuta running like that, he made himself slip..."
A third said: "Tuta paying tribute to former Rangers manager Gerrard."
While someone put: "Heart goes out to him man shame it happened in this game."
The game has now gone to extra time at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
Both sides weren't afraid to get physical in the sweltering heat.
Sebastian Rode was busted open early on after John Lundstram caught him with his boot.
Frankfurt attempted to get on the front foot and Ansgar Knauff forced a fine save from Allan McGregor.
Rangers did end up growing into the game however with Aribo, Lundstram and Ryan Jack having opportunities.
They'd go ahead in bizarre circumstances as Connor Goldson got his head on a long boot forward from Trapp.
It sailed over the Frankfurt midfield and Tuta's fall allowed Aribo to become the second Nigerian to score in a Europa League final, after Alex Iwobi for Arsenal in 2019.
Frankfurt responded well however and it was Borre, who wanted a penalty earlier in the half, who fired home with conviction to bring the scores level.
Hearts were in Rangers' mouths late on when Kostic fizzed a cross into the box, but nobody was able to meet it.
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