if Notice (There is no name for Glasgow in the club’s official name) She previously won the European Championships and it was completely different times. In 1972, the Queen Queen Elizabeth II She was 46 years old, Margaret Thatcher She was the Minister of Education in the government of British Prime Minister Edward Heath, and was famous for taking subsidies of milk from children who drank it in schools, giving her a nickname – “Mrs. Thatcher, the milk snatcher”.

Glam rock bands dominated the London charts on T-Rex and Slade. Cup Winners Cup Final Notice They finally beat Moscow Dynamo 3-2 with a scandal and also early! The Scots were leading 3-0 when the Soviets started catching up. In the 87th minute, Alexandre Machueco scored a frictional goal and reduced Dinamo’s losses to one goal, Rangers fans entered the field en masse, and Spanish referee Jose Maria Ortiz was enough and ended the match at least one minute before. The organizers of the Catalan final got fed up, and instead of taking the podium on the field, they handed Rangers a precious trophy somewhere in the catacombs of the Camp Nou.

Fast forward to 2008 and a second final with the Scots, who display British rather than Scottish flags in the stands as loyal subjects of the Queen. Blue fans were very close to Manchester, the Englishman Lodz was then under siege, but it did not help. Zenit Saint Petersburg With the previous Groclin Grodzisk stopwatch Ivica KrizanakAnd Andrei Arshavincommander (and, as it turns out, spy and traitor) Anatoly Timoshuk And Dick Advocaat On the bench he turned out better and won 2-0. Today the manager of Rangers is the former big player “Orange”. Giovanni van BronckhorstHe has a chance to become the first Dutch coach since Advocaat to win a European Cup.

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As it turns out, that finale in 2008 was the Swan Rangers song. Within four years, in 2012, the club went bankrupt and was relegated to the fourth tier of the league, which was accepted with satisfaction, and there was a fear of liquidation. The rioters (particularly from the Glasgow green side) are reminded that the current incarnation of Rangers is in fact a new club with 10 years of history. Continuing with the playful tone, it was said that it must have ended poorly because Charles Green, or “Green,” was at the helm of the club – after all, this is a Catholic Celtic color.

The grueling rebranding brought Rangers back to the Premier League in 2016. In subsequent seasons, two-thirds, two-seconds, Finally, in 2021, the coveted championship. The 55th championship title in the club’s history is extremely important. If Celtic had won, they would have won the league 10 times in a row. Nobody did this in the Scottish competition, although the members of the “Old Firm” had short hair. The Hoops have won nine consecutive times in 1966-74 and 2012-20, and Rangers have won by the same number in 1989-97. The club from Ibrox acknowledged the Celts’ superiority, but apart from the Europa League, they have a chance for another trophy – on Saturday at Rangers Hampden They will face Hearts in a match, which will be its share of the Scottish Cup. .

The biggest beneficiary of Rangers was the legendary football player Liverpool Steven Gerrardwho started his first freelance job at Ibrox. He was appreciated and as a reward he moved to the best league in the world – the English Premier League, where he leads Aston Villa. He has been replaced by the aforementioned van Bronckhorst, who will have to tackle in Seville without injured strikers: the Colombian Alfredo Morelos and romanian Iannis Hagi (son of Georgia).

What is certain is that Seville, the capital of Andalusia, which is the site of the final, will witness a real siege. Eintracht Frankfurt fans have broken all records at Barcelona and West Ham United this season. Fans of Gears also always and everywhere go, and here they will have additional motivation. 19 years ago, fans of their eternal rival Celtic, in 2003, on the occasion of the UEFA Cup final against FC Porto, conquered the same Seville by tens of thousands – it was even said about 100,000. The Celtic counting auction at that time took on comical proportions, a satirical profile on Twitter called “Seville Calculator” – calculators will not be needed today – and it is known that fans of Rangers and Eintracht cannot be so accurately calculated.

He’s been training with Ibrox since the winter break Matthew Dukowski, a former Lechia Gdańsk player. The 21-year-old footballer was recently re-categorized as a defender in Poland, but he has a very difficult task to join the team, when club legend James Tavernier is his rival. It’s hard to believe, but the Rangers right-back captain, with seven goals, is the top scorer in Europa League matches this year. His league stats are impressive – 236 games and 55 goals.

So far, ‘Żuko’ has yet to debut in the Scottish League. He appeared in the Rangers blue uniform once – in the 1/8 finals of the National Cup, when the opponent was second-division club Annan Athletic – the fourth tier of the Scottish competition.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Olympiacos Piraeus 3-1, 2-1

Fenerbahce Istanbul 1-1, 1-1

Royal Antwerp 2-2, 1-0

Betis Sevilla 2-1, 1-1

Barcelona 1-1, 3-2

West Ham United 2-1, 1-0


Ashkerts 1-0, 0-0

Olympique Lyonnais 1-1, 0-2

Sparta Prague 2-0, 0-1

Brondby 2-0, 1-1

Borussia Dortmund 4-2, 2-2

Crvena Zvezda Belgrade 3-0, 1-2

Braga 0-1, 3-1

Leipzig 0-1, 3-1

Notice: Alan McGregor – James Tavernier, Conor Goldson, Calvin Basie, Borna Parisik – Glenn Camara, John Lundstram, Ryan Jack – Ryan Kent, Joe Aribeau, Scott Wright.

Eintracht: Kevin Trapp; German Toure, Ivan Ndica, Tota; Ansgar Knauf, Gabriel Sue, Sebastian Rudd, Philip Kostik; Daichi Kamada, Jens Peter Hogg; Rafael Santos Puri.

The start of the Europa League final Eintracht Frankfurt – Rangers on Wednesday at 21. Live coverage in Entrea.

Maciej Słomiński