SUPER EAGLES

Video: Europa League fever grips Seville as Aribo is tipped to make Nigerian history

The Nigerian international is expected to feature when the Gers take on Frankfurt on Wednesday.

Joe Aribo is one of the three Nigerians that could make history in the Europa League final

It is still two days before the Europa League final, but the buzz around the competition has landed in Seville.

On Wednesday night, the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville will host Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt- the two finalists.

While it is two days away, Pulse Sports Nigeria can exclusively reveal that the atmosphere is already building up towards the showpiece on Wednesday night.

Fans of both teams have started trooping in ahead of the final on Wednesday night. Rangers fans, especially, have not been shy to show their support for their darling team, with many spotting the clubs while they enjoy the view in Seville.

Pulse Sports caught up with a few of them to ask for their score predictions and the goalscorers. As expected, there was a lot of love for the Nigerian stars, with a fan tipping Aribo to score in a 3-1 win.

Should the prediction come to pass, Aribo will make history as the second Nigerian to score in the final of a major European competition after Alex Iwobi scored for Arsenal in a 4-1 loss to Chelsea in the 2019 Europa League final. The 25-year-old has yet to score in the competition this season, but he already has three assists.

Aribo is not the only player getting love from Gers fans, Calvin Bassey is also getting a lot of praise. The 22-year-old, who is Rangers' young player of the season, was named the best defender in the world by a passionate fan.

Leon Balogun is another Nigerian international that is likely to feature on Wednesday. Unlike Aribo and Bassey, Balogun has already scored twice in the Europa League this season.

As expected, the weather is a little hot, with temperatures reaching 28% Celsius, although it is expected to be cooler when the final kicks off on Wednesday.

Fans are also soaking in the experience in Seville, with many enjoying the scenery in the city.

The winner on Wednesday night will qualify directly for the Champions League group stages next season. For Rangers, they will be seeking to become the first Scottish club to win the Europa League/UEFA Cup.

More from category

Recommended articles

Liverpool’s winless start to the season vindicates Sadio Mane

Liverpool’s winless start to the season vindicates Sadio Mane

Allegri optimistic about injury scare to 'hot' Angel Di Maria after Juventus debut

Allegri optimistic about injury scare to 'hot' Angel Di Maria after Juventus debut

Manchester United reportedly close to signing Brazilian forward Mateus Cunha

Manchester United reportedly close to signing Brazilian forward Mateus Cunha

€100m-rated Nunez sees red as Eagles hold 10-man Liverpool at Anfield

€100m-rated Nunez sees red as Eagles hold 10-man Liverpool at Anfield

Victor Osimhen speaks on his relationship with Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti

Victor Osimhen speaks on his relationship with Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti

'What a debut' - Reactions as Di Maria scores for Juventus in opening game win over Sassuolo

'What a debut' - Reactions as Di Maria scores for Juventus in opening game win over Sassuolo