Rangers and Frankfurt fans hit Seville for once-in-a-lifetime European final | Jonathan Wiilson

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Two teams with no recent success in Europe – and their huge number of followers – make this a true, major event

A man in an orange shirt stumbled down a narrow street in the Alfalfa district of Seville. It was just before 11am, but the stench of booze preceded him. His eyes were half-closed and he looked as if he hadn’t slept for a couple of days. Over his shoulders he wore a placard bearing the message, in English and Spanish, that he was willing to pay €500 for a ticket for the Europa League final on Wednesday.

He staggered up to a pair of bemused French tourists. “I give you 500,” he said in a Glaswegian slur. “Cash. Dinero.” Seville police are anticipating as many as 100,000 fans from Scotland and 50,000 from Germany for the meeting of Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Written by Jonathan Wilson in Seville
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/may/17/rangers-eintracht-frankfurt-raise-anticipation-europa-league-final under the title “Rangers and Frankfurt fans hit Seville for once-in-a-lifetime European final | Jonathan Wiilson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.