How Trapp buries the ghost of 6-1

Kevin Trapp lived the cross of his career at the Camp Nou, the 6-1 night with which Barcelona came from behind PSG 4-0 in the round of 16 of the Champions League, back in March 2017, and the face this Wednesday in the Europa League final. The European glory that he did not achieve during his time at PSG came with Eintracht Frankfurt. A sensational extra-time save and Aaron Ramsey’s penalty save crowned Trapp the hero.

Even after proclaiming himself champion of the Europa League, Trapp was asked about the 6-1. “I haven’t thought about that game for five years,” said the Frankfurt team’s goalkeeper at the Sánchez Pizjuán. How many times has Trapp not explained that “I have never understood what happened that night”.

Trapp made his professional debut at Kaiserslautern, against which Barcelona itself achieved another of the greatest ‘miracles’ in its history with the mythical goal by José Mari Bakero that saved the Barça team and allowed them to continue on their way to their first European Cup , at Wembley 1992 (this Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the day that changed the history of Barcelona).

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From Kaiserlautern Trapp made the jump to Eintracht (in his first stage in that team) and from there to PSG, where he had to fight hard for ownership with Salvatore Sirigu and Alphonse Areola. He won two Ligues 1, two French Cups, two League Cups, five French Super Cups. But no European title. The MVP of the Europa League final alternated between better and worse moments during his time at the Parc des Princes and finally returned to Eintracht, first on loan and then transferred.

And in Frankfurt, in this second stage, Trapp, partner of the Brazilian model Izabel Goulart, has found his place in the sun. Dressed in the Eintracht Frankfurt shirt, he will play the Champions League again. It will be the first time for Eintracht.