June 28, 2022

Unsavoury scenes in Seville

Rangers supporters have once again clashed with Eintracht Frankfurt ultras in Seville ahead of the Europa League final on Wednesday night.

The two sets of fans were filmed throwing chairs at each other as locals attempted to flee the scene, with umbrellas also being hurled across the street.

Footage shared on social media – filmed from a packed bus – shows the two sets of supporters clashing prior to kick-off in the city.

It comes after one Rangers fan was injured following an attack from a number of German ultras, which resulted in five people being arrested.

Rangers boss is ‘determined’ to bring trophy home

The Scottish side are competing in their first European final for 14 years and will be hoping to secure their first continental trophy since 1972. Ahead of the fixture, Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst said he and his side are “determined” to bring the trophy back home to Ibrox.

“I am very proud to be manager of the team and even prouder to take the boys into the final. It is a huge opportunity to get the second major European prize in history for this club so we are very determined to bring the trophy back with us,” he said.

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Having beaten Borussia Dortmund, Braga and RB Leipzig to get to the final, they come up against a Frankfurt side who are also dreaming of European success, having not reached a final since 1980.

The Bundesliga side have beaten Real Betis, Barcelona and West Ham United to get to the final, and have more than 50,000 fans travelling to watch, despite both clubs only being officially allocated 9,000 tickets each.