Real Madrid sealed their fifth UEFA Super Cup title, following a 2-0 victory over German Bundesliga side Eintratch Frankfurt at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland on Wednesday night.
The Spanish La Liga champions exhibited their superior quality when Austrian defender David Alaba found the back of the net in the 37th minute to give Madrid the lead which they took into the half-time interval.
In-form French international Karim Benzema doubled the lead in the 65th minute as he surpassed Raul Gonzalez’s record tally of 323 goals for the club. The 34 year-old now has 324 goals and is number two on the team’s all-time list behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who is on 450 goals.
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FULL-TIME AT THE HELSINKI OLYMPIC STADIUM IN FINLAND: Real Madrid 2-0 Eintratch Frankfurt
STAT ALERT! Karim Benzema’s goal means he has now overtaken club legend Raul Gonzalez as Real Madrid’s second top scorer in history on 324 goals. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has more with 450 strikes.
65′ MIN: It’s that man again! Karim Benzema doubles Real Madrid’s advantage even though goalkeeper Kevin Trapp knows he should have done better in preventing that goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Real Madrid 2-0 Eintratch Frankfurt (K. Benzema)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE HELSINKI OLYMPIC STADIUM IN FINLAND: Real Madrid 1-0 Eintratch Frankfurt
HALF-TIME AT THE HELSINKI OLYMPIC STADIUM IN FINLAND: Real Madrid 1-0 Eintratch Frankfurt
37′ MIN: David Alaba gives the UCL holders the lead here in Helsinki, Finland.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Real Madrid 1-0 Eintratch Frankfurt (D. Alaba)
KICK-OFF AT THE HELSINKI OLYMPIC STADIUM IN FINLAND: Real Madrid 0-0 Eintratch Frankfurt
Eintratch Frankfurt’s Starting XI set to face Real Madrid tonight at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. They are without Filip Kostic, who has sealed a move to Italian Serie A side Juventus some days back.
Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti has named a strong line-up that includes Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr in attack. The trio of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos will be in midfield while David Alaba, Eder Militao and Dani Carvajal will be in defence.