Real Madrid kicked off the season as they ended the preceding one: via including every other trophy to their cabinet. Alaba and Benzema, who overtook Raúl as the 2d best scorer in the club’s history, acquired the dreams to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki to win the UEFA Super Cup for the fifth time.
Ancelotti’s guys begin this marketing campaign with the aid of prevailing the first of the six titles they have in their sights.
The Whites dominated from begin to finish, however the first threat of the in shape fell to Eintracht after 15 minutes, with Kamada unable to beat Courtois, who got here out on pinnacle in the one-on-one.
The European champions’ reply got here in the seventeenth minute with a a great deal clearer danger than the preceding one. Valverde performed the ball into the place to Benzema, who threatened to shoot earlier than passing to Vini Jr, who beat Trap however Tuta cleared the ball off the line.
Real Madrid had been dominating lawsuits and the pass that led to the opening intention arrived with 37 minutes on the clock. Vini Jr. picked up the ball on the side of the area, reduce interior and fired a shot throughout goal, however Trap made a best retailer to hold his effort out.
Kroos whipped in the ensuing nook and Benzema’s header regarded to be going behind, however Casemiro cleverly beat the keeper and two defenders to nod the ball to Alaba, who slotted home.
MVP Casemiro hits the crossbar
Benzema nearly doubled the lead 4 minutes later with a shot from inner the area, following Kroos triumphing lower back possession, however his shot ignored by means of inches. The 2d half of observed a comparable sample with the first unsafe cross additionally involving our team.
Vini Jr. struck a half-volley from round the penalty spot, and nearly beat Trap after deflecting off Benzema, however the keeper reacted nicely to clear the ball with his ft in the 51st minute. Real Madrid pushed for a 2nd and got here shut with sixty one minutes gone, as Casemiro unleashed a left-footed effort from distance that crashed towards the woodwork.
The decisive aim used to be simply a be counted of time and got here 4 minutes later. The Vini Jr-Benzema mixture that proved so profitable remaining season used to be on exhibit again. The Brazilian laid it off to Frenchman internal the location for him to rating his 324th goal, overtaking Raúl as the 2d perfect scorer in the club’s history.
Real Madrid held their benefit till the cease and had time to enable Tchouameni and Rüdiger to make their reliable debuts. The season begins with a title.