“We have another final left”

After a final, the day after arrives. The joy and the sadness. Also tiredness. There were 150,000 fans, including Eintracht Frankfurt (50,000) and Rangers (100,000), who gathered in Seville to watch the Europa League final on Wednesday. And, except for some isolated incident, both hobbies staged a football party. Like those fans of both teams who traveled from Seville to Madrid on the same train. In the same car. Each one analyzing the match. With the utmost respect between those who won and those who lost.

Fans of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Plaza de España in Seville this Thursday

Fans of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Plaza de España in Seville this Thursday

The Europa League went, after their triumph on penalties, to Eintracht Frankfurt and the only consolation for Rangers fans is that they have another final on Saturday: the Scottish Cup against Hearts. It may be the 34th in the history of the Glasgow team. Football does not stop. Like life.

Eintrach Frankfurt ended 42 years waiting for a European title and will participate in the Champions League for the first time. Kevin Trapp was his hero by saving Aaron Ramsey’s penalty in the shootout. “It’s a dream,” said the former PSG goalkeeper. Rangers nightmare.

Many fans began the return home at the end of the meeting or in the following hours. But thousands of Scottish and German fans continued to walk this Thursday through the most emblematic places in Seville. They coincided watching flamenco in the Plaza España. As they had coincided right there at the Just Eat UEFA Fans Festival, warming up for the final.

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