By Joe Ellis

14th May, 2022 | 10:10am

Rangers can have last laugh over Celtic with Europa League triumph

Rangers may have lost their Scottish Premiership title to Celtic this season but their season will be defined by the Europa League final instead.

The Light Blues head to Seville on Wednesday (18 May) to take on Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt for the chance to claim European glory and it has clearly struck a nerve on the green side of Glasgow.

A small minority of Celtic fans travelled to the Gers’ training facilities at Auchenhowie in the dead of night to plaster an enormous bumper sticker of Hoops manager Ange Postecoglu lifting the Premiership trophy aloft [Daily Record].

Celtic confirmed their title victory in midweek despite labouring to a 1-1 draw away at Dundee United while Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Rangers won against Ross County at Ibrox.

Despite triumphing in the domestic title, that will be the only trophy Celtic take home this season but the Gers can have the last laugh with two finals to come very soon.

The Europa League final at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan will take the majority of the headlines and understandably so given how rare it is for a Scottish side to make the final of any European competition.

But we can’t ignore the significance of the Scottish Cup final too when we take on Hearts at Hampden Park, having knocked Celtic out in the semi-finals.

Win both of those games and Celtic’s title win doesn’t seem so impressive anymore and when you’re asked who had the better 2021-22 campaign, you would find it hard to say the Hoops when you look at the trophy cabinet.

So let’s allow them their moment in the sun because very soon they will be hiding in the shadows again and it will be van Bronckhorst stickers that get bombarded everywhere around Parkhead.

In other Rangers news, the club have earned more than £1million already from shirt sales of their new orange third kit for the 2022-23 season.