Real Madrid vs. Eintracht Frankfurt result: Benzema scores, Los Blancos win another UEFA Super Cup in comprehensive performance
Real Madrid looked in prime midseason form, overwhelming mercurial German side Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2022 UEFA Super Cup for a 2-0 victory, with goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema.
The victory is Madrid’s fifth in the UEFA Super Cup all-time, which pits last year’s Champions League title-winner against Europa League champion.
It brings Los Blancos level with Barcelona and AC Milan at the top of the competition's winners chart.
The Super Cup win is also Carlo Ancelotti’s sixth across the Italian’s illustrious career, with four coming as a manager and two as a player.
The Spanish giants looked ready for the coming campaign, dealing with Frankfurt’s hard press and creating chances up front, while mitigating the danger at the back.
David Alaba opened the scoring in the first half with an easy tap-in off a corner, while Benzema opened his season’s account with a second-half strike.
Frankfurt had few opportunities, as Daichi Kamada came up empty with their best chance on 14 minutes. After that, they looked toothless overall in the absence of playmaker Filip Kostic.
Casemiro was the game’s best player, marauding all over the pitch to put a lid on the Frankfurt attack and provide some threat up front as well.