Real Madrid faces Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup final taking place in Helsinki. The Supercup is played annually between the Champions League winners – Real Madrid and Europa League winners – Eintracht Frankfurt.
Last year Chelsea was crowned as the Super cup winners as they defeated Villareal in a contested finale.
Taking a look at the recent form, Eintracht has played their first league game in Bundesliga, in which they faced an humiliating 6-1 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.
On the other hand, Real Madrid has not played an official game yet, but they put up a dominating performance against Juventus in their pre-season friendly match. Carlo Ancelloti’s team is considered as favourites, especially as there is a consensus that as Madrid squad will be paying in full and with utmost fitness.
Real Madrid– Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Vini Jr, Benzema and Fede Valverde.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Trapp; Toure, Ndicka, Tuta; Knauff, Sow, Rode, Lenz; Gotze, Kamada; Borre.
Player To Watch
Karim Benzema – The Frenchman is very integral to Real Madrid’s attack, he links up play with wingers and drops deep with the midfield to help team buildup attacks. He was arguably the best player last season and will be a much bigger problem for Frankfurt defenders.
Luka Modric- The 36 year old Croatian maestro, making every pass look like poetry, and leading the midfield department, he drags the players towards him and then with his exceptional passing ability feeds the attackers with opportunities to score.
Prediction Real Madrid 2-0 Frankfurt
Frankfurt’s last match against Bayern Munich showed their weakness with high intensity football.
Real Madrid on the other hand can limit Frankfurt with their jewel midfield of Kroos.
Casemiro and Modric and could feed balls to arguably the best attacking duo of last season Vini Jr. and Benzema.