Real Madrid takes the victory against Eintracht Frankfurt and is proclaimed champion of the European Super Cup for the fifth time in their history, thus equalling Barcelona and Milan. Goals from Karim Benzema and David Alaba were enough to give the “madridistas” victory. First step towards the sextet, overcome.
Carlo Ancelotti did not surprise and as expected he lined up the same eleven players that “La Decimocuarta” brought from Paris. Likewise, the start of the game was not surprising either with Real Madrid as the clear dominator and with Eintracht holding on to come out on the counterattack. And so Kamada was about to score, taking advantage of a tremendous defensive oversight by Mendy. However, Courtois was there to save the team one more time.
Of course, the Real Madrid response was not long in coming either. Valverde played on the right, low center for Benzema, sublime assistance for Vinicius, whose low shot was taken by Tuta under the sticks. However, from then on. the pace of the clash declined and with it the chances. We had to wait until the 37´to see another very dangerous move, and again with Vinicius as the protagonist. Wall with Benzema, powerful run down the left wing, diagonal and shot the long post that Trapp providentially deflected. However, the Eintracht goalkeeper could not prevent the Real Madrid´s goal on the next play.
Corner into the heart of the area, a long header from Benzema that Casemiro was able to rescue to return the ball to the small area, where Alaba was there to perforate the German goal. Karim had the second goal before the break, but his shot went just wide. Thus, with 1-0 on the scoreboard, both teams reached the break.
Already in the second half, Real Madrid continued to control the game, not letting Eintracht get close to the second goal and creating danger. Benzema ended up surpassing Raul as the second top scorer in the club´s history. Vinicius played on the left in the 65th minute, a back pass for the Frenchman who did not fail.