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.
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.