Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC Chase Glory and Champions League Football in UEFA Europa League Final

Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC Chase Glory and Champions League Football in UEFA Europa League Final

  • Europe's cup final season will start its climax this season with the UEFA Europa League final at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium in Seville
  • Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt and Scotland's Rangers FC will lock horns for the continent's secondary club football championship
  • The promise of automatic qualification into next season's Champions League will motivate both sides tonight

The 2021-22 edition of the UEFA Europa League campaign will reach its crescendo tonight when Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC collide at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium in Seville.

The German side, designated as the final's "home" team, accounted for West Ham in the semifinals, while the Scottish giants dealt with Red Bull Leipzig in the other tie.

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Eintracht Frankurt's dangerman Filip Kostic will have to get past Rangers FC and Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey.
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This is the first time a team from Scotland has been in the competition's final since 'The Gers' rivals Glasgow Celtic in 2003, where they lost 3-2 to Jose Mourinho's FC Porto. No team from Scotland has won the competition in its various iterations.

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On the other hand, Frankurt is the first German team to make it to the final since 2009, when Werder Bremen was defeated 2-1 by Shakhtar Donetsk. The last team from Germany to win the tournament was Schalke 04 in 1997, when it defeated Inter Milan 4-1 on penalties after the two-legged final ended 1-1.

Interestingly, Die Adler won this competition in the 1979-80 edition, defeating compatriots Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-3 on the away goals rule.

Rangers, coached by Giovanni van Bronckhorst, boasts a strong African flavour. On the club's books are Nigeria's Calvin Bassey, Joe Aribo, Nnamdi Ofoborh and Leon Balogun, while the Ivory Coast's Amad Diallo - on loan from Manchester United - and Zambia's Fashion Sakala are on board.

The predicted starting line-ups, according to Marca are:

Eintracht Frankfurt (3-4-2-1): Kevin Trapp; Almany Toure, Evan Ndicka, Tuta; Ansgar Knauff, Djibril Sow, Sebastian Rode, Filip Kostic; Daichi Kamada, Jens Petter Hauge; Rafael Santos Borre.

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Rangers' predicted line (4-3-3): Allan McGregor; James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey, Borna Barisic; Glen Kamara, John Lundstram, Ryan Jack; Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo, Scott Wright.

The match will kick-off at 9pm CAT.

Rangers FC pulls off monumental comeback against RB Leipzig to advance to Europa League final

Rangers FC was too good for RB Leipzig in a 3-1 semifinal second leg victory which sent the Scottish team to the 2022 UEFA Europa League final.

As reported by Sports Brief, the result, in front of an impassioned and raucous Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, overturned Leipzig's 1-0 advantage from Germany last week for a 3-2 aggregate victory in the Scottish team's favour.

The result denied the western European country an all-German final, as Eintracht Frankfurt defeated West Ham in the other semifinal.

Source: SportsBrief.com