130,000 fans in Seville for the final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Glasgow Rangers

130,000 fans in Seville for the final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Glasgow Rangers

Posted today at 9:39 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18, from 9 p.m., the Germans of Eintracht Frankfurt and the Scots of Glasgow Rangers oppose in the final of the Europa League at the Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Seville. The German club estimated that around 50,000 of its supporters made the trip to Andalusia. Additional flights have even been scheduled to reach Seville. On the Rangers side, around 80,000 supporters made the trip.

The authorities have deployed a large security system, with 5,000 personnel between the police, private security agents and emergency services.

On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, “a fight took place in front of the cathedral of Seville” where two hundred Eintracht supporters “attacked Glasgow Rangers supporters”, police said in a statement released on Wednesday. German supporters also “thrown glass bottles, smoke bombs and tables towards national police officers”, also specifies the press release. Five German supporters were arrested for “disturbing public order”. The police did not report any injuries, apart from a contusion in the head for a Scottish supporter.

On Tuesday, the coaches of both teams, Oliver Glasner (Eintracht) and Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Rangers) called on their supporters to calm down.

“It’s not a question of numbers, 50 supporters can be enough to sow chaos. I just want to tell the supporters that they are enjoying this moment. It’s not often you get the chance to cheer on your team in a European final, so let them cause no problems and let the game decide who wins the match. Half of the people will go home disappointed and the other half happy, but the city of Seville has worked hard to welcome us in the best possible conditions, so we mustn’t leave anything negative behind.”said Van Bronckhorst on Tuesday at a pre-match press conference.

Some 130,000 German and Scottish supporters will try to hoist Eintracht Frankfurt or Glasgow Rangers to the crown in the Europa League on Wednesday evening, during a final that promises to be bubbling.
For both teams, the objective will be to reconnect with their glorious past: the Rangers have not won anything on the continental scene for fifty years and the European Cup Winners' Cup (1972);  the Eintracht club has not been crowned in Europe since its UEFA Cup in 1980.
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More than 80,000 Scottish fans and 50,000 German fans are in Sevilla, according to club estimates.  Additional flights have even been scheduled to reach the Andalusian capital.
A Rangers fan has his photo taken on Tuesday, May 17, in front of a replica of the Europa League trophy.
Eintracht supporters drink beer at a pond in downtown Seville on Wednesday (May 18th).
Glasgow Rangers fans ahead of the Europa League final on Wednesday May 18.
“Our supporters are incredible.  All the journeys they have made, the way they push us, the atmosphere they create in each match, their enthusiasm, their euphoria... It's something you can't quantify.  It's something that helps you win,
Be careful, heat wave coming from the North!  Under scorching temperatures, Eintracht Frankfurt fans will support their team for this final.
A Glasgow Rangers fan awaits the final while dribbling.
On Wednesday evening in Seville, a long shortage of European glory will end for Rangers or Eintracht: in the hot Andalusian night, one of the two formations will succeed Villarreal, last winner of the C3 last year, and s will offer a sesame for the group stage of the prestigious Champions League next season.

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