The Info you need about the Europa League Final

The Europa League Final will be played on May 18 between Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt and the Scottish all-time champions Glasgow FC. Both teams went into the Europa League as underdogs and there is little doubt, that their supporters played a pivotal part in them reaching the final.

Both Leipzig and Dortmund have been eliminated by the “Gers”. Will the Scottish make it a perfect three? Or will Eintracht Frankfurt win their first European trophy since 1980?

To help you with your Frankfurt v Rangers predictions, here are a few main talking points.

Match Info:

  • Match: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers
  • Date: 18.05.2022
  • Time: 21.00
  • Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville                                                             

Head-to-head: Frankfurt vs. Rangers

The first time Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers met, there were goals galore. Not equally shared though. Eintracht Frankfurt and Glasgow Rangers met in the 1959/60 European Cup semi-finals and the Germans won with an aggregate score of 12:4.

  • Thu. 05.05.1960 Rangers 3:6 Frankfurt
  • Wed. 13.04. 1960 Frankfurt 6: 1 Glasgow Rangers

One thing is certain if we get a fraction of the goals from their European Cup semi-final in the 1959-60 season, we are in for a treat!

Eintracht Frankfurt: the way to the final

Eintracht Frankfurt struggled in the Bundesliga this season and will most likely finish in the bottom half of the table. On the international stage, however, it’s an entirely different story.

With three draws and three wins, Frankfurt finished at the top of its group. SSC Napoli, Real Betis, FC Barcelona, West Ham United – these were Eintracht’s opponents in the knockout matches of this year’s Europa League season.

The biggest coup- in the quarterfinals, Frankfurt achieved the seemingly impossible by beating the great FC Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Where they stand: 12th in German Bundesliga

Let’s take a quick look at the past successes of the club:

  • UEFA Cup Winner: 1980
  • Finalist in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup: 1960
  • German Champion: 1959
  • Runner-up: 1932
  • DFB Cup (German Cup) winners: 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988, 2018
  • DFB Cup finalist: 1964, 2006, 2017
  • Champion of the 2nd Bundesliga: 1998

Rangers: the way to the final

Rangers may have been comfortable champions in 2020/21, but this season the title will most likely go to bitter rivals Celtic. The Gers have however been doing incredibly well on the international stage.

Rangers Fans against Leipzig
Rangers Fans Choreo against Leipzig

Some sports experts claim that the Ranger’s path to the Europa League final was more difficult than Liverpool’s path to the Champions League Final. The current Scottish Champions have defeated Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade, Braga and RB Leipzig so far and it is incredible to think, that only 9 years ago they played in the third division championship.

Where they stand: 2nd in Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup final

Let’s take a quick look at the past successes of the club:

  • European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1972
  • Finalist European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1961, 1967
  • Finalist UEFA Cup: 2008
  • Scottish Championship: 55 (a record) and 32× runner-up
  • Scottish FA Cup: 33 18× finalist
  • Scottish League Cup: 27 (a record) 8× finalist

Players to watch:

Frankfurt’s Rafael Borre came this season on a free transfer from Argentine‘s first division club River Plate. In the Bundesliga, he is at the top of the scorer’s list with 7 goals and 5 assists. In the Europa League, he has scored 3 goals and 2 assists and sent his team to the final with the only goal scored against Westham.

Lucky for Frankfurt: Alfredo Morelos is going to miss the Finale. But Frankfurt must keep an eye on Kemar Roofe and Aaron Ramsey who are expected to return from injury just in time for the final in Seville.

Who is the favourite to win the Europa League

According to the bookies, Eintracht Frankfurt is going into the Europe League Final as slight favourites.

Frankfurt did arguably have some of the more difficult opponents to beat and they made it through the group stage without conceding a single defeat. And let’s not forget, that Oliver Glasner’s team eliminated the big Favourite FC Barcelona at their home ground. Having said all this, the Rangers already managed to overcome the odds against RB Leipzig.

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