Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Highlights: Karim Benzema does a ‘STAR ACT’ as Real Madrid beat Frankfurt 2-0 to lift the 2022 UEFA Super Cup

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Highlights: Real Madrid 2022 UEFA Super Cup WINNERS – Real Madrid win the European Super Cup for a…

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Highlights: Real Madrid beat Frankfurt 2-0 to lift the 2022 UEFA Super Cup, Karim Benzema and David Alaba with the goals, Check Real Madrid vs Frankfurt HIGHLIGHTS
Real Madrid players celebrate with the trophy after the UEFA Super Cup football match between Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt in Helsinki, on August 10, 2022. - Real Madrid won the match 2-0. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Highlights: Real Madrid 2022 UEFA Super Cup WINNERS – Real Madrid win the European Super Cup for a fifth time courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. David Alaba put Los Blancos ahead in the first half with a close-range finish before Karim Benzema notched a second to take the contest beyond the reach of the German outfit. Carlo Ancelotti adds a 24th trophy to his long list of achievements in the game. Follow Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt goals and highlights on InsideSport.IN

Real Madrid all-time scorers: Karim Benzema moves into SECOND place in Real Madrid’s all-time goalscoring charts just behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Check DETAILS

  • Karim Benzema became Real Madrid’s second all-time top scorer in the clash
  • Frenchman’s now has 324 goals and is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Benzema netted in the second half following David Alaba opener in Helsinki
  • Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup for the fifth time in comfortable victory
  • Former Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger came off  the bench for Madrid debut

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Highlights: Real Madrid beat Frankfurt 2-0 to lift the 2022 UEFA Super Cup, Karim Benzema and David Alaba with the goals, Check Real Madrid vs Frankfurt HIGHLIGHTS

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Highlights: Real Madrid beat Frankfurt 2-0 to lift the 2022 UEFA Super Cup

Benzema’s effort took him to 324 goals in all competitions for Madrid, putting him one ahead of legendary Spain forward Raul and trailing only Cristiano Ronaldo (450).

Having made a bright start, Europa League victors Eintracht were ultimately second best as Madrid cruised to victory, offering a reminder of their nous on the European stage at the outset of the new season.

Eintracht missed the first clear chance when Daichi Kamada forced Thibaut Courtois into a superb one-on-one save after 14 minutes, before Tuta denied Vinicius Junior with an incredible goal-line block two minutes later.

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Highlights: Real Madrid beat Frankfurt 2-0 to lift the 2022 UEFA Super Cup, Karim Benzema and David Alaba with the goals, Check Real Madrid vs Frankfurt HIGHLIGHTS
HELSINKI, FINLAND – AUGUST 10: David Alaba of Real Madrid scores their side’s first goal during the UEFA Super Cup Final 2022 between Real Madrid CF and Eintracht Frankfurt at Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 10, 2022 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Karim Benzema and David Alaba with the goals

Vinicius again went close when Trapp tipped his low effort around the post 36 minutes in, but Madrid broke the deadlock from the resulting corner as Casemiro nodded down for Alaba to convert into a gaping net.

Benzema flashed a fierce volley wide of the bottom-left corner as Madrid ended the first half on top, before Trapp made a reflex save from Vinicius’ left-footed strike 10 minutes after the break.

With Madrid establishing greater control, Casemiro rattled the crossbar with a sweet left-footed strike from range before Courtois made a routine save when Ansgar Knauff led a rare Eintracht foray.

But Benzema, the outstanding candidate for the Ballon d’Or, was determined to have the final say, drilling Vinicius’ cut-back under Trapp to ensure LaLiga champions Madrid would take another piece of silverware back to the Spanish capital.

What does it mean? Another title for continental kings Madrid

Madrid won the Super Cup for the fifth time on Wednesday, as they atoned for a memorable defeat in their last appearance in the competition (4-2 v Atletico Madrid in 2018).

The results means the Champions League holders have won nine of the last 10 editions while the Spanish giants have won 17 of their last 19 one-legged finals.

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Highlights: Real Madrid beat Frankfurt 2-0 to lift the 2022 UEFA Super Cup, Karim Benzema and David Alaba with the goals, Check Real Madrid vs Frankfurt HIGHLIGHTS
HELSINKI, FINLAND – AUGUST 10: Players of Real Madrid celebrate as Karim Benzema of Real Madrid lifts the UEFA Super Cup trophy after their sides victory during the UEFA Super Cup Final 2022 between Real Madrid CF and Eintracht Frankfurt at Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 10, 2022 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Joosep Martinson – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Karim the dream

Benzema’s unbelievable return of 15 Champions League goals helped Madrid to their 14th European crown last season, and the France star picked up where he left off to steal the headlines in Finland.

Only Ronaldo has now outscored Benzema in the famous white shirt, while his bid to be named the world’s best player has gone from strength to strength.

Don Carlo reigns again 

Ancelotti became the first coach to win four European Cup/Champions League titles with May’s hard-fought final win over Liverpool, and his latest success saw him become the Super Cup’s most decorated boss.

His fourth triumph in the competition (having also won with Milan in 2003 and 2007 and Madrid in 2014) saw him move one clear of Pep Guardiola.

What’s next?

Madrid have momentum ahead of the start of the LaLiga campaign where they begin their title defence on the road to Almeria on Sunday. Frankfurt are next in Bundesliga action away to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

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