Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers: Europa League Cup Final Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 17-05-2022 11:52 am (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 17-05-2022 11:52 AM (1 month ago)

Date: Wednesday 18th May, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Stadium  Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan
Referee   Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Eintracht Frankfurt
Hit with a major defensive absentee in the semi-final second leg against West Ham, Frankfurt lost Martin Hinteregger to a seventh-minute hamstring problem - one which is expected to keep him sidelined for a couple of months.

Hearts were also in mouths when Evan Ndicka was brought off with an apparent muscular issue in the recent draw with Mainz, although the 22-year-old's withdrawal was reported to have been a precautionary measure.

As a result, Ndicka should be fine to line up in Frankfurt's 3-4-2-1 in Seville, where Glasner will certainly be without the services of Diant Ramaj, Jesper Lindstrom and Danny da Costa.

Almamy Toure should join Ndicka and Tuta at the back to cover for the injured Hinteregger, and a settled XI will also see wing kings Ansgar Knauff and Filip Kostic bomb down the flanks for the German side.

Daichi Kamada was on target for Frankfurt in their semi-final success over West Ham, and the creative hub - who has five goals in the tournament - is out to become the first-ever Japanese player to score in a major European final this week.

Meanwhile, thoughts will be spared for Rangers duo Filip Helander and Alfredo Morelos as they take their place on the sidelines due to injury, while Ianis Hagi recently teased a comeback but is not registered to play.

Kemar Roofe is pushing extremely hard to be involved, and Van Bronckhorst - who made no fewer than 10 changes at the weekend - will give him every possible chance to do so.

Joe Aribo and Ryan Jack both left the field with injuries in the second leg against Leipzig but will expect to be fine for the final, as Van Bronckhorst prepares to recall all of his big guns to the first XI.

Allan McGregor and his 40-year-old legs will return in between the sticks, while defensive stalwarts such as top scorer Tavernier, Calvin Bassey and Connor Goldson will all protect the veteran in Seville.

Ryan Kent, Scott Wright and Borna Barisic were also spared at the weekend with the Europa League final in mind, as the likes of Fashion Sakala and Amad Diallo aim to make an impact from the bench for the Scottish giants.
Rangers possible starting lineup:
McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barisic; Kamara, Lundstram, Jack; Kent, Aribo, Wright

Head To Head

Wednesday's final will not be the first meeting between Frankfurt and Rangers in European competition, with the two sides locking horns in the semi-finals of the 1959-60 European Cup.

Rangers managed to head into half time at the Deutsche Bank Park at 1-1 in the first leg, but Frankfurt tore them apart in the second to claim a 6-1 advantage before visiting Ibrox.

In another spectacular watch for the neutrals, Frankfurt won 6-3 to advance to the final courtesy of a 12-4 aggregate success, but the German side were soon carved open 7-3 by Real Madrid in the final.
Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 Rangers

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Rangers 2 - 0

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