‘El Comandante’ Borré leaves his scoring mark in the Europa League

‘The Commander’ Rafael Santos Borrénicknamed for his celebrations with a military salute, left his scoring mark in this edition of the Europa League. It has been an insurance throughout the second most important club tournament on the old continent, and it was not going to be less in the most important match: the final against Rangers FC. signed equalizer and scored the decisive shot on penalties (5-4). The Colombian striker celebrated the first European title of his record by taking off his shirt in full ecstasy after scoring in the shootout, while his teammates also hugged him exultantly.

the of Barranquilla, The 26-year-old scored a penalty and set up an assist in the group stage against Olympiacosalso saw the door in the quarterfinal round against Barça at the Camp Nou, in the ‘semis’ he got another assist and scored again against West Ham and he did not miss his appointment with the goal in the very final against Rangerswhen he leveled just 12 minutes after the English footballer of Nigerian origin Joe Aribo would make the 0-1 rise to the scoreboard of the Sanchez-Pizjuan.

Santos Borreformer player of Villarreal (4 goals in 30 games) and the Atlético, where he could not demonstrate his quality due to his lack of opportunities, he demonstrated once again that he is a player with important goals. with the t-shirt River Plate the former of Deportivo Cali left a performance for history in an unforgettable Liberators cup successively scoring in the group stage, round of 16, quarters, ‘semis’ and final.

The Colombian international only failed to score in this Europa League in the round of 16 tie against Real Betis. He said goodbye to the competition with a total of four goals in 13 games. He stayed three out of seven of James Tavernierright side of Rangers turned to the surprising top scorer of the tournament.


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the of Barranquilla goes on to join the list of Colombians who have won the Europa League. Among them are James Rodriguez, Freddy Guarin and Radamel Falcao, who conquered it together with Porto (2010-11). The ‘Tiger’ repeated this award with Atlético de Madrid (2011-12). With the mattress team, the man from Antioquia also won it Luis Amaranth Pereaon two occasions (2009-10 and 2011-12), while Charles Bacca He had that honor with Sevilla (2013-14).

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