Benzema maintains Real Madrid’s magnificent momentum

The winner of the last Champions League beat Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday in Helsinki (2-0).

One in six. Real Madrid, winners of the Champions League in May, beat Eintracht Frankfurt (2-0) in Helsinki on Wednesday to lift the 5th UEFA Super Cup in their history and start the campaign with a first title in six in play this season. . And as throughout the last Champions League campaign, it was the inevitable Karim Benzema who gave Madrid the lead in the 65th with a goal at the end of a daring Vinicius cross into the box, after an early goal from David Alaba heads, after a goal. delivery of Casemiro in a corner (38th).

With the same eleven that lined up at the Stade de France in the Champions League final win against Liverpool on May 28, Carlo Ancelotti won his bet and became the first manager of the history by accumulating four European Super Cups. “If we have to win every competition, we will try“He launched the Italian coach on Tuesday in a press conference, before the first official game of the season and at the dawn of this first coronation of six possible in 2022-2023. A trophy that adds to the 97 already present in the great wardrobe of Real, the most successful club in the world, against Barça’s 96.

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Benzema – Vinicius, click again

And his lieutenant Karim Benzema also resumed the same pace as the previous season. The French centre-forward, big favorite for the Ballon d’Or on 17 October, became the 2nd top scorer in Real Madrid’s history thanks to his goal at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on Wednesday, for in front of the 323 goals of the legend Raúl. . This Super Cup also allowed him to equal the 23 titles collected by the legendary Paco Gento in the meringue shirt, and lift his first trophy as official captain of the “.white house“. His link with Vinicius, very active on the left side, fired again on Wednesday evening. On the 17th,KB9” has let slip a ball transmitted by Valverde towards the Brazilian, whose recovery was countered by Tuta’s dazzling comeback. And in 37, the strike of “winetouched Kevin Trapp’s right.

The other great satisfaction of the Madrid player is precisely Federico Valverde: the Uruguayan, lined up on the right side as in the C1 final, has evolved to a very high level, multiplying the call-ups and overflows. Carlo Ancelotti has even been able to offer Aurélien Tchouaméni and Antonio Rüdiger, Madrid’s two off-season debutants, their first official minutes. The Frenchman came on in the 85th in place of legend Toni Kroos, and the German at the same time in place of Dani Carvajal.

Eintracht, led on the wing

But the Madrid side, despite their apparent dominance, nevertheless had a scare at the start: fifteen minutes into the match, Daichi Kamada, who preferred the debutant Mario Götze in attack, was served deep, but stumbled against Thibaut Courtois, also very focused from the first minutes of the season. Result: clean copy for the reigning champion of Spain and Europe, who resumes the season as it ended, winning.

For Eintracht, winners of the Europa League in May, this second consecutive defeat, following a heavy 6-1 defeat in the German championship opener against Bayern Munich on Friday, comes to hamper the start of season to Oliver Glasner’s men, who were slow to introduce Randal Kolo-Muani (67th instead of Jesper Lindstrom), dangerous as soon as he appeared on the pitch. Deprived of Filip Kostic, leaving for Juventus, the Eagles could not do much against this immutable Real. As of now, La Liga awaits Carlo Ancelotti and his men: Real begin their domestic campaign with a trip to Almeria on Sunday (10.00pm).

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