It is the 19th game of a European campaign that began in Champions League qualifiers against Swedish club Malmö. The Ibrox side fell into the Europa League play-offs and made it through the group stage and knockout stages to the final.
Thousands of Rangers fans are flocking to Seville for the game as the club seek their second European trophy and first since beating Dinamo Moscow in the 1972 Cup Winners’ Cup.
The third German opponent of their run, Eintracht Frankfurt, stands in their way. The Eagles finished 11th in the Bundesliga but have mostly focused on the Europa League in recent months. They came through a group with Fenerbahce, Antwerp and Olympiacos. Then they prevailed against Real Betis, Barcelona and West Ham United.
WHO: Rangers versus Eintracht Frankfurt
What: Europa League Final
From where: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville
When: Wednesday May 18th. Kick-off 8 p.m.
Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
The game will be broadcast live in the UK exclusively by BT Sport. Subscribers to the channel can watch on BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate and the BT app. The game can also be watched for free without a subscription by downloading the BT Sport app on the BT Sport website and official BT Sport YouTube channel. Reporting begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 11:00 p.m.
This is only the second game between the teams to take place. The only other encounter there was in the semi-finals of the 1959/60 European Cup semi-finals. Rangers defeated Anderlecht, FK Inter Bratislava (then known as Red Star Bratislava) and Sparta Rotterdam to reach the last four. However, the Ibrox side lost to the Germans, losing 3-6 and 1-6 to go down 12-4 on aggregate.
Rangers will be without Alfredo Morelos and Filip Helander in the final. Aaron Ramsey is fit again and Ianis Hagi dropped a hint that he might be available but that’s one that could well be unlikely. Kemar Roofe gave fans a massive boost of be out with the squad before the game.
Eintracht has to do without the injured Diant Ramaj and Martin Hinteregger. Stefan Ilsanker and Erik Durm are not eligible to play. There are doubts about Danny da Costa.
Rangers, even after sending out Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig in the preliminary round, were originally seen by data experts as the team most likely to lose in the final. However, that has changed with the Ibrox side a probability of success of 53 percent is awarded. The bookmakers still have Eintracht as favorites.
Meanwhile, thousands of Rangers fans are making their way to Seville, one way or another. Many go the conventional route, by flying to the southern Spanish city or to other cities in the country. Others drive or take the bus. Some have to fly to destinations across Europe and Africa to then fly to Seville.
Win in 90 minutes: Eintracht Frankfurt 13/10 Draw 23/10 Rangers 2/1
To raise the trophy: Eintracht Frankfurt 8/11 Rangers 11/10
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