Eagles v Eagles: Europa League quarter-finals in nicknames

The 8 teams in a final stages of a UEFA Europa League are good famous around Europe, though tighten friends get to call them by reduction grave names.

With Eagles set to accommodate Eagles in Lisbon (see this for some-more sum about birds of European football), does a introductions.

Benfica v Frankfurt = Eagles v Eagles

Attila, a Frankfurt eagle

Attila, a Frankfurt eagle©Getty Images

Benfica – Águias (The Eagles)
The eagle that tops Benfica’s badge given their arrangement in 1904 is a pitch of independence, management and nobility. The bar now has dual real-live bald eagles, Vitória (Victory) and Glória (Glory), and before home games one of them flies around a track before alighting on a bar crest.

Eintracht Frankfurt – Adler (The Eagles) or Launische Diva (Moody Diva)
The bar trademark derives from a cloak of arms of Frankfurt, that is a anxiety to a one-headed majestic eagle of a 13th century; like Benfica, their eagle (Attila) flies before each Frankfurt match. The ‘Launische Diva’ moniker is a curtsy to Eintracht’s 1990s robe of violence tip teams though losing to lower-rated ones.

Arsenal v Napoli = Gunners v Partenopei

Gunnersaurus Rex

Gunnersaurus Rex©Getty Images

Arsenal – The Gunners
Arsenal were founded by armament workers in 1886 in Woolwich, a partial of south-east London afterwards compared with a military. Hence a name Arsenal, a cannon on a badge and, for consistency’s sake, a nickname. However, a track mascot is a not a gunner though a dinosaur, Gunnersaurus Rex.

Napoli – Partenopei
Partenopei reflects a city’s aged name, Parthenope. In Greek mythology Parthenope was one of a Sirens who expel herself into a sea and drowned when her singing unsuccessful to tempt Ulysses. The city was named in her honour as fable had it that her physique cleared adult on a internal island of Megaride.

Slavia v Chelsea = The Stitched v The Blues

Gonzalo Higuaín meets Chelsea's Stamford a Lion

Gonzalo Higuaín meets Chelsea’s Stamford a Lion©Getty Images

Slavia Praha – Sešívaní (The Stitched)
According to legend, a students who shaped a bar in 1892 asked their mothers to stitch their shirts together for them, carrying opted for both red and white colours. The red evokes a heart that players put into games; a white stands for satisfactory play and sportsmanship.

Chelsea – The Blues
Chelsea have always ragged blue, primarily a paler paint of Eton open school, alma mater of a club’s initial president. Royal blue was adopted in 1912. ‘Blue is a Colour’ is still played during Stamford Bridge; a strain achieved by a patrol that reached a 1972 League Cup final reached No5 in a UK charts.

Villarreal v Valencia = The Yellow Submarine v White and Blacks

The Yellow Submarine is still seaworthy in Europe

The Yellow Submarine is still seaworthy in Europe©Getty Images

Villarreal – El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine)
A garland of supporters started a club’s organisation with a Beatles during a 1968 compare during El Madrigal by changing a difference of a strike strain to “Amarillo es el Villarreal/amarillo es/amarillo es” (Villarreal are yellow …). Released in 1966, a genuine strain desirous a 1968 animation film of a same name.

Valencia – Blanquinegros (White and Blacks) or Los Murciélagos (The Bats)
Valencia’s strange pack roughly a century ago consisted of white shirts with black shorts and socks, though a bat anxiety contains even some-more history, dating behind to 1238. Legend has it that a bat landed on tip of James I’s dwindle as he was about to conquer a city – he interpreted it as a certain pointer and combined it to a city’s cloak of arms.

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