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MATCHDAY: Rangers, Frankfurt play for Europa League title

May 17, 2022 GMT
Glasgow Rangers supporters shout and cheer outside a bar in downtown Seville, Spain, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Eintracht Frankfurt will play Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League final Wednesday evening in Seville. (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)
Glasgow Rangers supporters shout and cheer outside a bar in downtown Seville, Spain, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Eintracht Frankfurt will play Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League final Wednesday evening in Seville. (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)
Glasgow Rangers supporters shout and cheer outside a bar in downtown Seville, Spain, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Eintracht Frankfurt will play Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League final Wednesday evening in Seville. (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)
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Glasgow Rangers supporters shout and cheer outside a bar in downtown Seville, Spain, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Eintracht Frankfurt will play Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League final Wednesday evening in Seville. (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)
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Glasgow Rangers supporters shout and cheer outside a bar in downtown Seville, Spain, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Eintracht Frankfurt will play Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League final Wednesday evening in Seville. (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday:

EUROPA LEAGUE

Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt meet in the Europa League final, with the winner ending a decades-long title drought in European soccer. Frankfurt’s last continental title came in 1980 in the UEFA Cup, the predecessor to the Europa League. Rangers came up short in the 2008 UEFA Cup final and last lifted a European trophy when it won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972. Only about 10,000 tickets were allocated to fans from each club for the match in Seville, but local authorities expected up to 150,000 Scottish and German supporters to make the trip to Spain. The Europa League winner automatically qualifies for the group stage of the Champions League next season.

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