Real Madrid Lift UEFA Super Cup With Win Over Frankfurt

Real Madrid Lift UEFA Super Cup With Win Over Frankfurt
Real Madrid Lift UEFA Super Cup With Win Over Frankfurt

Real Madrid has lifted the 2022 UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night.

The Los Blancos put 2 goals past German side, Eintracht Frankfurt FC, in the Final played at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland.

The first chance of the game fell to Frankfurt in the 14th minute only to see Kamada strike tamely at Thibaut Courtois from a great angle.

The game was played at a slightly slow tempo as Frankfurt looked to avoid a similar drubbing like that suffered in the Bundesliga a few days ago, against Bayern Munich.

All that was about to change as a corner kick to Real Madrid in the 37th minute was not properly dealt with by the German side.

Casemiro met the aerial ball at the back post, nodded back to Madrid defender, David Alaba, who tapped in from close range for an easy finish.

The rest of the first 45minutes saw Madrid control the tempo of the game and head into the break 1-0 up.

In the second 45 of the game, Casemiro almost turned scorer from provider, but his well hit shot from the edge of the penalty area hit the crossbar in the 61st minute.

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Four minutes later, Alaba turned provider with a secondary assist to Vinicius Junior who, despite looking offside, whipped in a low ball into the box which star striker, Karim Benzema hit past a hapless Kevin Trapp in goal for Frankfurt.

By now, Frankfurt feared the worst as they had precious few chances against a well organized Madrid defence.

The German side were reduced to half chances here and there and, despite having a superior pass accuracy and completion, saw their decision making let them down when approaching the Madrid penalty area.

New Real Madrid signing, Antonio Rudiger made a substitute appearance along with other signing, Tchoumeni, in the 85th minute.

It cane a little to later for any of them to make any significant contribution other than safeguard their side’s lead.

2-0 was how things ended and Carlo Ancelloti’s Real Madrid team are now Super Cup Champions.

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