Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt LIVE: Latest Super Cup updates


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Real Madrid kick off their season of competitive football tonight as they face German side Eintracht Frankfurt in the Uefa Super Cup final. The Champions League and Europa League winners from last season meet for the right to be crowned Europe’s finest at the start of the new campaign, following their respective victories over Liverpool and Rangers back in May.

Los Blancos are aiming to become the joint-record holders of this trophy along with La Liga rivals Barcelona and Italian giants AC Milan who both have triumphed five times in this cup compared to Real’s four victories. Madrid’s most recent win in this competition came in 2017 but a year later they suffered defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Eintracht Frankfurt, meanwhile, are seeking to become the second German club to lift the Super Cup. Bayern Munich are the only German team to win the competition though Borussia Dortmund, Hamburg and Werder Bremen have all had their shots at glory. Eintracht will seemingly have the better support in Helsinki, where the game is being held. They have already sold out their ticket allocation from Uefa and their fans have bought up additional tickets which went on sale for the 36,000-seater Olympic Stadium.

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Real Madrid 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

12 mins: Ferland Mendy recovers the ball on the left side of Madrid’s box and sends it quick;y up to Luka Modric for a counter-attack.

Vinicius Junior makes a nice run in behind the lines and Modric attempts to pick him out with a threaded pass but Toure gets across and lunges at the ball to intercept it.


Real Madrid 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

9 mins: Kroos floats the first corner of the night into the Frankfurt box. The cross flies over the head of Almamy Toure and bounces through to Rode who heads it away.

Madrid recycle the ball but this time Ansgar Knauff is there to clear the danger for the German side.


Real Madrid 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

6 mins: Sebastian Rode steps into the middle of the pitch and tries to feed the ball up to Rafael Borre but Toni Kroos reads the play and steps inside to intercept the ball.

Eintracht Frankfurt are seeing a bit more of the ball now and are slowing finding their way into the game.


Real Madrid 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

3 mins: Christopher Lenz receives the ball on the left side but can’t find a way through the Real Madrid press. He passes it back to Tuta and Frankfurt clear their lines but firing the ball long up the pitch.


Kick off: Real Madrid 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt get the match underway and boot the ball over to the right wing where it’s won by Real Madrid and sent across to Eder Militao in the back line.

The La Liga champions push forward down the right side but Federico Valverde runs into trouble and has to retreat.


Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt

The players head out onto the pitch at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. Who will lift the Super Cup at the end of the game? Will it be the Champions League winners, Real Madrid, or will is be the Europa League champions, Eintracht Frankfurt?


Madrird targetting six trophies in 2022/23

Carlo Ancelotti is looking to win his 24th trophy as a manager tonight and says his team are targeting six titles during the 2022/23 season.

As well as the Super Cup, Real Madrid are competing in La Liga, the Champions League, Copa del Rey, Fifa Club World Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.

“We’re going to be fighting to win all of the competitions, I’ve got no doubt about that,” said Ancelotti.

“Winning the six competitions is a little more difficult. It’ll be possible to fight for them and give it a go and that’s what we’ll be doing.

“I’ve got great confidence in my squad, which in my opinion is stronger than last season’s. We’re going to compete and fight hard.”


Modric on last season’s succes and playing at 37

Luka Modrić says that Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign was incredible last years and has no plans of slowing down when he turns 37 next month.

“Last season was amazing. To start the Champions League losing to Sheriff meant that there was a lot of doubt around us.” he said, “The game against Paris changed everything. It told us that we could compete against big teams, made us believe even more.

“They way we won the knockout games was unbelievable and it was the most emotional Champions League for us. We never gave up, we had belief and we felt capable of anything.

“I always say that I don’t look at my age; I don’t feel 37. I feel good, with the strength to continue competing at this level. There are a lot of new players you can learn from.

“I’m never satisfied with myself; I want to learn from others. It’s important never to be satisfied with what you’ve done if you want to stay on this level.”


Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Six of the last seven Super Cups have been tense affairs, requiring extra time or penalties to separate the sides.

The only showpiece in this competition to be settled in 90 minutes since 2015 was Real Madrid’s 2-1 success against Man Utd in 2017.

Isco’s 52nd-minute strike proving to be the eventual winner.


Record breakers

Last season’s Champions League victory made Carlo Ancelotti the first coach to win four European Cups; he had been level with Bob Paisley and Zinédine Zidane on three. The Italian is also the only coach to have taken a team to five finals.

Karim Benzema, Dani Carvajal and Luka Modrić all equalled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of appearing in five Champions League final victories and Benzema was the top scorer in the 2021/22 competition with 15 goals.

10 of those came in the knockout rounds, equalling Ronaldo’s record from 2016/17, also for Real Madrid.

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