Nottingham Forest are just a game away from a return to the Premier League after they won a dramatic penalty shootout against Sheffield United to reach the Championship play-off final. Forest looked to be in a commanding position after the first leg when they came away from Bramell Lane with a 2-1 win, and the constantly impressive Brennan Johnson extended that lead in the first half at the City Ground. Sheffield United were much improved from their first leg performance, though, and they were able to level the tie through Morgan Gibbs-White and John Fleck.
With the likes of Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund participating in the knockout stages, and with clubs such as West Ham enjoying long-lasting runs, the Europa League has become… well… interesting. One major factor behind the rejuvenation of interest in the competition is the intriguing final line-up. Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt have never been major European superpowers, but they're both as traditional of football clubs as you can possibly get. Who is the ref for Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers?
After Sunday's loss, Rising manager Rick Schantz responded with a shrug when asked if fans deserved better. On Tuesday, he apologized.