Seville, the stadium of Europe

Rangers y Eintracht juegan la final de la Europa League en un inspirador Nervión, y con miles de hinchas viendo el partido en las calles de Sevilla.



Seville, the stadium of Europe

Six umbrella standssix, preside over that anteroom Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan where executives of both cubes and UEFA VIPs they will mount the feed before, during and after the final. Nowhere do they love this title so much as in the heart of Nervión. What better place, then, to rescue the greatness fingers european football classics150 years of history rangers, 123 the Eintracht Frankfurt (follow the match live on AS.com). Hardly a (double) official precedent between both teams, as distant as full of cache: in 1960 the Germans beat him to the Scots one of the semifinals of that European Cup that they would later lose to the Di Stefano’s Real Madrid with a crash markerin one of the best football matches of all time: 3-7, precisely in Glasgow.

club of the protestants and British Unionists, unable to accept to a single footballer openly Catholic until 1989, it would be said that the Rangers stepped on territory Comanche when landing on mariana city ​​of Seville: with the permission of Rome and Dublin, the most papist place in the world. But no: the Guadalquivir will look light blue, because between 80 and 100,000 teddy bears (Teddy bears) walk through its streets with the 40 or 50,000 expected from Frankfurt. Most of them will experience the final outside the stadium, under the intense heat of this May in Seville. in Nervion they only fit about 40,000.

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Rangers, who won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972, have back from hell in which he fell just ago one of eachwhen the debts they were relegated to the Scottish 4th division. Four years earlier, in 2008, the team light blue had succumbed in another Europa League final, against Russian Zenit. If he wins it today, the title would belong to more than one coach. The Dutch Giovanni van Bronckhorst, that spirited side of Barcelona, ​​took the reins of the squad in November, when Steven Gerrard went to Aston Villa. In the domestic league, Van Bronckhorst has not been able to overcome the hegemony of neighboring Celtic, but in the continent jumped in surprise in surprise by removing to sets of the potential of the Borussia Dortmund or the Leipzig.

Two German clubs, wake-up calls for the also unexpected ranked eleventh of the Bundesliga to which faces tonight. The Eintracht Frankfurt they do have the UEFA title in their showcases, they got it in 1980 by beating Borussia Mönchengladbach. On his way to this final he has devoured two Spanish teams, Betis and Barcelona, sounded the conquest of Camp Nou because it was not only football, also social. the austrian Oliver Glasner, another of those young coaches from the Red Bull factory, governs a very physical cast whose stars (Kostic, Kamada, Ndicka…) keep getting girlfriends.

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