What an incredible end to the season for Rangers. After beating RB Leipzig emphatically at Ibrox last week, they are preparing to travel to Sevilla to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final.
Goals from roving right-back James Tavernier got them started, before Glen Kamara doubled their lead in the first half. The Rangers defense did a solid job against one of Europe’s top scorers in Christopher Nkunku in both legs, but the explosive Frenchman got them back in the game with 20 minutes remaining. But just 10 minutes later, John Lundstram found the back of the net to send Rangers through to the Europa League final.
Team Ibrox are set to take on the Eintracht Frankfurt ace in Seville on May 18, with thousands of fans ready to descend on the Spanish city. The showpiece final will be played at Sevilla’s Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán ground, against which the Gers played in December 2009 in a 1-0 defeat in the Champions League.
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With a capacity of just 43,000, it is smaller than Ibrox and La Cartuja, Sevilla’s other football stadium (along with Real Betis’ Benito Villamarín), which hosted the 2003 UEFA Cup final between Celtic and Porto. Tens of thousands more people are expected to travel to the Spanish city.
If Rangers win, it would be one of the club’s greatest achievements for decades – having fallen into Scottish football’s third tier less than 10 years ago following its liquidation.
If they win, they’ll take it £7.98 million in cash prizes, while the finalist will receive £4.27 million. Last year’s winner Villarreal received the same award after beating Manchester United on penalties.
With thousands of Glasgowians expected to travel without a ticket to the game, reports have surfaced that the aforementioned La Cartuja stadium may open to accommodate some of the thousands of fans heading to town for the final – with large screens in place to watch the game.
What seems certain is that a fan zone will be set up for Gers fans and Eintracht Frankfurt fans in the majestic Plaza de España, Seville’s most famous square, located around 30 minutes away. on foot from the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. .