Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers: ‘Everest beckons as miraculous European journey reaches climax’

Rangers fan with Europa League trophy

Thousands of Rangers fans have made the trip to Seville for Wednesday’s Europa League final
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville Date: Wednesday, 18 May Kick-off: 20:00 BST
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On Friday evening, the redoubtable BBC pundit Charles Young was driving to Greenock Town Hall for a speaking gig when he caught sight of a Volvo in his rear-view mirror, so close that ‘Chico’ could spot the determined and slightly desperate look on the driver’s face.

The great man was unnerved, utterly convinced that he was being followed. He sped up and slowed down, turned on to one quiet road after another but still the guy stayed in his slipstream. By the time he arrived at his destination, he was in an agitated state, especially so when the Volvo swerved through the entrance and pulled up beside him.

“A chap got out of the car and I don’t mind admitting that my backside was tightening at this…