Rangers already have their ticket to see Seville. The team coached by Van Bronckhorst came from behind in the Europa League semi-final tie against Leipzig and returns to a continental final 14 years later. A refounded team that is once again close to the European top, since they lost the final of this tournament in 2008 against Zenit. On May 18 they will have their revenge after resurfacing from the bottom of Scottish football.

Rangers are also becoming an expert comeback team. He already got it in the quarterfinals against Braga and now against Leipzig. The Scots went on the assault from the opening whistle, but against a German team that did not stop giving scares. Jack was the first to try his luck, taking advantage of a poor clearance. Leipzig responded with a header from Orbán and dangerous against which Poulsen fell asleep and Jack blocked his shot. But Rangers were not intimidated and before 20′ they equalized the tie. Kamara received a ball from heaven, lowered it and protected it in such a way that he dragged two opponents to leave a corridor for Kant. This led the way to the area, sneaking a pass to the far post that Tavernier did not miss. The Rangers winger has become a lethal weapon in attack, adding seven goals in the Europa League.

Van Bronckhorst’s men, buoyed by the thunderous cheer of their home crowd, stepped on the accelerator. And it bore fruit. Six minutes later came the second, the one that put Rangers in the final. Kamara fired a shot adjusted to the strain of the post that Gulacsi could not deflect. Leipzig tried to react and the Spanish Dani Olmo was close to the goal. He took possession of a ball that was orphaned on the balcony of the area and looked for the squad. He lacked aim and a few meters less height. While the Germans desperately searched for the goal, Rangers forgave. Aribo, who had a couple of chances, did not finish the first half, having to be substituted due to a blow to the head.

The break did not take away the hunger of Rangers, who were about to score the third and sentence the tie. Sakala combed a ball into the area, but it went wide. Leipzig improved when the ball circulated often through Angeliño’s boots. McGregor saved a one-on-one with Laimer, but he didn’t when the Galician leaked a great pass to Nkunku. The Frenchman, with cold blood, did not forgive. The more minutes passed, the more the options of extension or German comeback were inclined, but the Scottish chest returned. Leipzig saved the third on the line, but Lundstram threw himself into the rebound and sent not only the ball into the back of the net, but all of Glasgow to the Sánchez Pizjuán final.

Changes

Fashion Sakala (47′, Joe Aribo), Arfield (58′, Scott Wright), Balogun (58′, Ryan Jack), Dominik Szoboszlai (61′, Dani Olmo), Andre Silva (81′, Yussuf Poulsen)

goals

1-0, 17′: Tavernier2-0, 23′: Kamara2-1, 69′: nkunku3-1, 79′: Lundstram

cards

Referee: Artur Manuel Soares Dias
VAR Referee: Joao Pinheiro
Calvin Ughelumba (25′, Yellow) Connor Goldson (30′, Yellow) Borna Barisic (42′, Yellow) Kevin Kampl (51′, Yellow

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