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'Biggest game of our lives': Thousands of Rangers fans in Seville for Europa League final

Rangers fans from all over the world are gathering in Seville to witness tonight’s Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Glasgow club is the first Scottish team to make it to the final of a major European competition, since Walter Smith’s Rangers side lost 2-0 at the UEFA Cup showpiece back in 2008.

The Europa League final takes place just over a decade ago, after Rangers went into administration. This resulted in Rangers falling to third in Scottish football.

Spain was expected to host around 100,000 Rangers fans for the final.


The Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan ground is home to the final. However, there’s another stadium in the city that allows people who don’t have tickets to see the game on large screens.

Sky News’ sports correspondent Tom Parmenter reported that Rangers fans in Seville had earlier told Tom Parmenter, a Sky News reporter, that there was a “carnival environment” prior to what would be “the biggest game of our lives”.

Rangers’ return from the third flight of Scottish football to reach a major European final a decade later was deemed “extraordinary” by some fans.

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Image Seville was the party’s first night.

Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers have only met once before, when they met at the semi-final stage in the 1960 European Cup.

The Germans won but were defeated by Real Madrid at Hampden Park, in front of 127,000 spectators.

Rangers had never won a trophy in Europe before the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Rangers boss), who replaced Steven Gerrard, Aston Villa bound, in November, said that his team was ready to make history.

The match started at 8pm. You can follow it live.


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