Going into the Europa League quarterfinals, Joško Gvardiol and RB Leipzig were favorites to take the Europa League crown.
Instead, it was another German club in Eintracht Frankfurt that came from behind in the final to make all five of their penalty shots to bag their first European title since 1980. Jakić came on in the 90′ and played the full 30 minutes of extra time while Borna Barišić got the start for Rangers and played 117 minutes at left-back, having to be subbed out due to injury. Rangers manager Gio van Bronckhorst implied that Barišić would have taken a penalty in the shootout before he was taken off. “Van Bronckhorst was also left to rue Ryan Kent’s late missed chance with just a couple of minutes left of extra time with Kevin Trapp pulling off a point blank stop with Borna Barišić limping off to see him redraw his shoot out list”, reported by Daily Record.
Jakić will gladly pick up his first trophy with Frankfurt as he is currently on loan this season from Dinamo Zagreb. He scored one goal in 26 Bundesliga appearances for Frankfurt this season.