Who Eintracht Frankfurt beat to set up Europa League final v Rangers in Seville
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Who Eintracht Frankfurt beat to set up Europa League final v Rangers in Seville

Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt go head to head in this year’s Europa League final in Seville – but who did the German side beat to get this far?

Unlike Rangers, the Bundesliga side didn’t have to work their way through the qualifying rounds, automatically earning a spot in the Group Stage based on their position in their domestic league last season.

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That meant their first game in the competition didn’t come until Matchday 1 of the groups when they drew 1-1 with Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Three wins and three draws in the group saw the Germans progress and they remained undefeated all the way through the final.

Knockout wins over Spanish duo Real Betis and FC Barcelona set up a semi-final clash with West Ham, with Frankfurt winning home and away to leave Davie Moyes spewing.

The Bundesliga side have previously won the trophy before, beating German rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach in 1980 and will be desperate to repeat that against Rangers on May 18.

Here’s everything you need to know about Eintracht Frankfurt’s run to the Europa League final v Rangers in Seville

Europa League Group Stage

Matchday 1
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Goals: 0-1 Özil 10, 1-1 Lammers 41
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Jakić, Sow, Lammers, Kostić, Hinteregger, Kamada, Borré (72 Hauge), Da
Costa, Durm

Matchday 2
Royal Antwerp FC 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: 0-1 Gonçalo Paciência 90+1 (P)
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, Jakić, Hrustic (46 Kamada), Sow (93 Tuta), Lammers (72 Lindstrøm), Kostić,
Hinteregger, Touré, Borré (86 Gonçalo Paciência), Hasebe (72 Ilsanker), Chandler

Matchday 3
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 Olympiacos FC
Goals: 1-0 Borré 26 (P) , 1-1 El-Arabi 30 (P) , 2-1 Touré 45+3, 3-1 Kamada 59
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, Jakić, Sow (88 Hauge), Kostić, Hinteregger, Kamada, Touré (82 Durm), Borré, Hasebe,
Tuta (60 N’Dicka), Gonçalo Paciência (82 Rode)

Matchday 4
Olympiacos FC 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: 1-0 El-Arabi 12, 1-1 Kamada 17, 1-2 Hauge 90+2
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Jakić (78 Rode), Sow (82 Ilsanker), Lammers (58 Lindstrøm), Kamada, Borré
(78 Hauge), Hasebe, Chandler, Barkok (58 Touré), Tuta

Matchday 5
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Royal Antwerp FC
Goals: 1-0 Kamada 13, 1-1 Nainggolan 33, 1-2 Samatta 88, 2-2 Gonçalo Paciência 90+4
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Jakić (90 Rode), Sow, Kostić, Kamada (90 Gonçalo Paciência), Borré (69
Lammers), Hasebe, Chandler, Lindstrøm (78 Hauge), Tuta

Matchday 6
Fenerbahçe SK 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: 0-1 Sow 29, 1-1 Berisha 42
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Jakić (69 Rode), Sow (78 Hrustic), Kostić, Kamada, Borré (60 Gonçalo
Paciência), Hasebe, Chandler (69 Da Costa), Hauge (69 Lammers), Tuta

Europa League Round of 16

Real Betis Balompié 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: 0-1 Kostić 14, 1-1 Fekir 30, 1-2 Kamada 32
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Jakić, Sow, Kostić, Hinteregger, Kamada (78 Lenz), Borré (86 Lammers),
Lindstrøm (73 Hauge), Tuta, Knauff

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Real Betis Balompié (agg: 3-2)
Goals: 0-1 Borja Iglesias 90, 1-1 Rodríguez 120+1 (og) ET
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Jakić, Sow (104 Rode), Kostić, Hinteregger, Kamada (66 Hauge), Borré (83

Europa League Quarter-final

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 FC Barcelona
Goals: 1-0 Knauff 48, 1-1 Ferran Torres 66
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Jakić (89 Rode), Sow, Kostić, Hinteregger, Kamada (80 Touré), Borré (89
Ache), Lindstrøm (73 Hauge), Tuta, Knauff

FC Barcelona 2-3 Eintracht Frankfurt (agg: 3-4)
Goals: 0-1 Kostić 4 (P) , 0-2 Borré 36, 0-3 Kostić 67, 1-3 Sergio Busquets 90+1, 2-3 Depay 90+11 (P)
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Jakić, Kostić, Hinteregger, Kamada, Rode (80 Hrustic), Touré (99 Hasebe),
Borré (90 Ache), Lindstrøm (80 Hauge), Knauff (99 Chandler)

Europa League Semi-Final

West Ham United 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: 0-1 Knauff 1, 1-1 Antonio 21, 1-2 Kamada 54
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, Sow, Kostić, Hinteregger, Kamada, Rode, Touré, Borré (93 Ache), Lindstrøm (62
Hauge), Tuta, Knauff

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 West Ham United FC (agg: 3-1)
Goals: 1-0 Borré 25
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, N’Dicka, Sow, Kostić, Hinteregger (8 Touré), Kamada, Rode (76 Jakić), Borré (82
Gonçalo Paciência), Hauge (82 Hrustic), Tuta, Knauff

Here’s everything you need to know about this season’s Europa League final as Rangers stand 90 minutes from history

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