Celtic’s nightmare venue could make Europa League final sweeter for Rangers fans
Rangers fans will get a chance to witness their team perform in the final of the UEFA Europa League inside the same stadium where their bitter rivals Celtic’s suffered a heartbreaking defeat in 2003.
The club has confirmed through a press release that the fans who have travelled to Sevilla without having the tickets for the final will be able to watch the action on the big screen at the Estadio La Cartuja.
“Rangers are aware supporters are travelling to Seville in large numbers. We have worked to ensure supporters with, and without tickets have the opportunity to experience this momentous occasion,” read the statement as per Football Scotland.
“We know our fans will have a great time, enjoy the beautiful city of Seville, and act as worthy ambassadors of Rangers Football Club as we celebrate our 150th anniversary year.”
The night of May 18 in Sevilla will be a big one for the fans and players of Rangers, as they are in touching distance from achieving their first continental silverware.
The victory might well turn out to be an even sweeter one for the fans of the Scottish club who will get a chance to witness the clash at the same place where their bitter rivals Celtic suffered such a major defeat nearly two decades back against the Portuguese giants FC Porto.
However, their task is not going to be an easy one as they will be up against an Eintracht Frankfurt side who are also eyeing history, as they have not won a European title in more than four decades.
The last time they won one was the UEFA Cup in the 1979-80 season, where they got the better of fellow German club Borussia Mönchengladbach. That remains their only continental title to date.