MADRID, May 5. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The German Eintracht and the Scottish Rangers will play the Europa League final on May 18, at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium, after successfully overcoming their respective semifinals against West Ham United and RB Leipzig on Thursday.
In Frankfurt, Eintracht had no problem sealing the ticket to the second final in its history in the Europa League, the fourth in Europe. The Germans, executioners of Barça and Betis on their way to the last battle, have already won 1-2 in England and this Thursday they did the same (1-0) in front of their fans.
A goal from Rafael Borré in the 26th minute was enough for the victory -and the pass- to stay in Germany. The company also gave Aaron Cresswell a straight red card shortly before the home team’s goal. Eintracht will seek its second continental title after winning the UEFA in the 1979/80 season.
Their rival in the final in Seville will be Rangers, who were able to overcome their 1-0 defeat in the first leg thanks to a great victory forged in front of their fans. Those from Glasgow defeated Leipzig 3-1 in a game that was resolved by John Lundstram with ten minutes to go.
Gio van Bronckhorst’s charges make history by leading Rangers to a new final 14 years later. On that occasion they lost it against Zenit. It will also be his fifth European final after the three Recopa that he played between 1960 and 1972.