Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt is the upcoming final match for the UEFA Super Cup, this year’s annual UEFA curtain raiser is back.
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Final Preview:
The two teams meet in Finland with Madrid vying for their fifth triumph in the one-off game to match record-holders Barcelona and AC Milan. This is Frankfurt’s first appearance.
Madrid eased past Frankfurt in their only previous continental showdown that was one for the ages, claiming an overwhelming 7-3 victory in the 1960 European Cup final at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Fast forward 52 years, Vinicius Junior catapulted Los Merengues past Liverpool in the 2022 Champions League final, helping his side win their 14th European Cup trophy overall.
The defending La Liga champions will be out to tie AC Milan and Barcelona’s record of five UEFA Super Cup titles in what will be their eighth foray into the showpiece.
On the other hand, a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out triumph over Rangers in the 2022 Europa League decider booked Frankfurt the tickets for a first appearance in the UEFA Super Cup.
Die Adler are the fifth-ever Bundesliga side to reach a curtain-raising European fixture and could become the second German club to lift the crown after Bayern Munich.
Date, Time and Venue:
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt is scheduled for an 12:30am kick-off on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland will host the match.
Head to Head:
It will be the only second meeting between these two teams in club football history. The previous encounter came long back on 18 May 1960 when Real Madrid gave a 7-3 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the European Cup Final at Hampden Park.
For many football fans, that match is still regarded as one of the greatest football matchups. It is an opportunity for Eintracht Frankfurt to avenge the loss after six long decades.
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Team News:
Real Madrid have a full squad to take to Helsinki. New signings Antonio Rudiger and Aurélien Tchouameni could get a run out.
Frankfurt are without Aurelio Buta and Jerome Onguene but Hrvoje Smolcic, who was suspended for the Bundesliga opener, is available. Filip Kostic is being tracked by both Juventus and West Ham so his involvement is up in the air.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba; Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni; Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard.
Eintracht Frankfurt (3-4-2-1): Kevin Trapp; Tuta, Evan N’Dicka, Almamy Toure; Filip Kostic, Djibril Sow, Sebastian Rode, Ansgar Knauff; Daichi Kamada, Mario Gotze; Rafael Santos Borre.