- Alaba, Bemzema’s strikes guide Real Madrid to Uefa Super Cup glory over Frankfurt
Real Madrid’s David Alaba and Karim Benzema’s strike separated the boys from the men Madrid went on to lift their fifth UEFA super cup, defeating Frankfurt with two goals
The Champions League winners, Real Madrid and Europa League winners, Frankfurt squared off, at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, as semi-automated offside technology made its debut in UEFA Super Cup.
Real Madrid put up a brilliant performance outclassing Frankfurt, to win the UEFA Super Cup. Carlo Ancelotti made history by winning his fourth trophy as a manager. Karim Benzema also established himself as the second-highest goal scorer in Real Madrid history behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
David Alaba, put the Champions League winners in front in the 37th minute from a headed pass from Casemiro. Benzema then put the tie beyond doubt midway through the second half with a simple finish off Vinicius Junior’s cross.
Die Adler were on the backfoot for much of the contest. Despite an improved showing from their 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich over the weekend, they couldn’t keep out their Spanish counterparts.
Real Madrid won their fourth title of the year and drew level with Barcelona and AC Milan as the most successful teams in Super Cup history, with five wins.