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Here are facts about the UEFA Europa League final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers, which will take place today, Wednesday.
No Scottish team has won a European title since Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen victory over Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1983.
– Rangers, who beat Borussia Dortmund and Razen Bal Sport Leipzig, are seeking to be the first team to beat three German clubs in one edition since Real Madrid (Schalke, Dortmund and Bayern Munich) on their way to winning the Champions League in 2014.
James Tavarner is the top scorer in the European League this season (seven goals).
Rangers goalkeeper Alan McGregor could become the second 40-year-old to play a European final this century after Edwin van der Sar for Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final.
Steven Davies, 37, participated with Rangers in the 2008 European Cup final, and if he participated against Eintracht, he would be the first player to play two finals in Europe, with a difference of 14 years between them.
– Eintracht reached the final after waiting 42 years since beating local rivals Borussia Monchengladbach in the 1980 FA Cup final. Only Manchester City waited longer (51 years from 1970 until 2021).
Eintracht coach Oliver Glazner is looking forward to becoming the second Austrian coach to win a European title after the legendary Ernst Happel won the European Cup with Feyenoord and Hamburg.
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