This evening Football fans all over the world will converge at the Seville’s Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium as the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League final kicks off, MySportDab reports.
Scottish giants Rangers will tackle a Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt for the 15kg heaviest UEFA silverware in a thrilling encounter.
Rangers’ road to the final was not an easy one. They have outclassed two top Bundesliga giants to make it to the final.
Erling Haaland’s side Borussia Dortmund was their casualties in the competition’s quarter-finals.
Dortmund – a Champions League finalist, falling to the Scottish side was the most unlikely of all football outcomes.
The Teddy Bears went to Germany and pummeled the German side 4-2 before settling for a 2-2 draw in Scotland.
Red Bull Leipzig was another German side to fall to the firing power of Rangers in the tournament.
Although losing 1-0 to Leipzig in Germany, Rangers qualified for the final after overturning the away defeat by hammering Leipzig 3-1 in Scotland.
Eintracht Frankfurt, on the other hand, were the hero of the tournament after they knocked out Spanish giants Barcelona.
The first leg hosted in Germany ended in a 1-1 draw, but Frankfurt went to Spain’s and pulled a shocker – defeating the Catalans 2-3 in Spain.
The win over Barcelona helps the Eagles maintain a perfect away record in Spain. The Bundesliga side has won 2 times in this current Europa League Campaign.
They have not lost in their last five encounters in Spain, and this Europa League final is taking place in Spain.
Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt are the two highest-scoring teams in the competition with 20 and 22 goals, respectively.
Frankfurt have won the competition before it was rebranded, beating home rivals Borussia Monchengladbach 4-3.
Rangers had also won the competition once before it was rebranded. They defeated Dynamo Moscow 3-2 in the final in 1972.
Consequently, the two clubs will be attempting to double their UEFA trophies as they battle each other this evening.
The two clubs have met once, with Eintracht Frankfurt beating the Scottish side with a convincing 6-1 win.
Historically Rangers are not totally underdogs when tackling German teams. They have won 10 and lose 11 in their knockout ties against German opponents