UEFA hosts the second tier of the top league points in Europe. While not as prestigious as the Champions League, the Europa League is no less prestigious. German club Eintracht Frankfurt will play in the final of that tournament on Wednesday. Their opponent in the final is Scottish Club Rangers.
The final match of the Europa League will be held at the Stadio Ramon Sanchez Pijuan in Sevilla, Spain. On the way to the final, Frankfurt crossed a fairy tale tournament. In the knockout stages, they beat Real Betis, Barcelona and West Ham one by one. Their victory against Bara is less than a fairytale victory. Frankfurt, who drew 1-1 at home, advanced to the semifinals with a 3-2 win over Bar্সa at the Nou Camp.
The last time Rangers played in a Europa League final was in 2006. They lost in the final and were deprived of the service title. On the other hand, Frankfurt is reaching the final of the Europa League for the first time since 1970.
Rangers did not show less in the tournament. Rangers have reached the final, beating clubs like Dortmund-Leipzig. They are also in great form in the Scottish League.
Aintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner said before the match: Both teams have the ability to reach the final. When I observed the Rangers team. I think they are a team in a mix of West Ham and Barcelona. So we have to give our best performance in this match. If we want to win the final.
On the other hand, Rangers coach Giovanni Van Bronckhurst is also optimistic about the final. The former Barcelona star said: ‘We are mentally prepared. Very excited about this final match. Our preparation is very good. We got one extra day in Glasgow before the final. ‘
Despite reaching the Europa League final, Frankfurt have had a bad time in the Bundesliga. They have not won a match in the league since mid-March. The league ended at number 11. The team has won only 10 matches in the league.
Rangers, on the other hand, have won the last five matches. They have scored 13 goals in these five matches.
In today’s match, Frankfurt will not have Diyant Ramaz, Martin Hintaregar. Evan Ndica may not be in the squad due to injury against Mainz. There are also concerns about Jasper Lindstrom.
Injuries can also be a problem for the Rangers coach. Even today, the Rangers are not getting Yannis Hagi. Kemar Roffe, Alfredo Morels and Ryan Jack could also miss the final.