Champions League winners Real Madrid outclassed Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 to clinch the UEFA Super Cup for a record-equalling fifth time.
A first-half aim from David Alaba and any other from Karim Benzema in the sixty fifth minute — that lifted him to 2d in Real’s all-time scoring listing with 324 desires — wrapped up the title for the Spanish team.
Europa League winners Eintracht had supplied some resistance in the first 1/2 and had probabilities to rating however had been sooner or later overrun by way of the Spaniards.
Real drew stage with AC Milan and Barcelona with their fifth victory in the European season curtain-raiser in the Finnish capital.
Real’s Carlo Ancelotti grew to become the most embellished educate in the tournament with now 4 titles, one greater than Pep Guardiola, and additionally moved one beforehand of the Spaniard with now 5 titles as instruct and player.
“We had difficulties at the beginning. But we didn’t lose persistence and had been in manipulate after the first goal,” Ancelotti advised streaming portal DAZN.
“We have a lot of confidence. We weren’t dazzling however solid. We can locate the proper possibilities to be environment friendly up front.”
Ancelotti fielded the equal beginning eleven that beat Liverpool in the Champions League final, and Frankfurt train Oliver Glasner had 10 of his starters from the Europa League win over Rangers.
The Germans regarded well-recovered from a 6-1 Bundesliga humiliation in opposition to Bayern Munich closing week and additionally no longer afflicted with the aid of dropping their solely preceding assembly with Real 7-3 in the 1960 European Cup final.
But Real had been in the recreation quickly when May match-winner Vinicius Junior had a superb probability cleared on the intention line with the aid of defender Tuta and a shot saved via Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
Real got here 0.33 time fortunate on the ensuing nook kick when Alaba opened the scoring in the thirty seventh after Casemiro stored the ball in play off Karim Benzema’s header.
Trapp made every other massive shop from Vinicius Junior in the 55th, Casemiro hit the pinnacle of the bar six minutes later, and Real sooner or later obtained a deserved 2nd when Benzema fired into the backside left nook off the energetic Vinicius Junior.