Kroos not precise on foot, it’s rare
First corner of the game for Real and Kroos on the right. It’s a bit long, and the ball finds no teammate.
Two defenses in place
Both teams are very well organized tactically and are locked in for the moment. Vinicius is the Madrid player who causes his opponents the most concern.
Valverde in his standards
Good return from Valverde in his half of the field while Frankfurt deployed a nice counter. As at the end of last season, the Uruguayan still occupies his role as a right winger in the offensive phase, but does not hesitate to go down very low if necessary.
Eintracht is not cold in the eyes
The people of Madrid keep the ball in the middle against the Germans who are not afraid, and dare to press high. They manage to recover for their first phase of possession.
Let’s go to Helsinki! (0-0)
It was the Germans, in black, who kicked off this European Super Cup! The people of Madrid are in white.
Kick-off is imminent!
The atmosphere is beautiful in the Olympiastadion in Helsinki, where the two teams make their appearance on the Finnish lawn accompanied by the referee of the match, the Englishman Michael Oliver.
A “manita” or a big first?
Real Madrid, winner of their 14th C1 on May 28 against Liverpool, will try to win their fifth European Super Cup after 2002, 2014, 2016 and 2017. It would be a first for Frankfurt, who won the Europa League final against Glasgow Rangers. The German team thus returns to the final phase of the Champions League for the first time since 1960.
Former Nantes player Kolo Muani on the bench
As during the slap received against Bayern last weekend in the Bundesliga (6-1), former Nantes player Kolo Muani is a substitute. Leaving for Juventus, Kostic is absent from the German group.
Trapp – Touré, Tuta, N’Dicka – Knauff, Sow, Rode, Lenz – Kamada, Lindstrom – Borré.
Why do so many Frankfurt supporters travel?
Some of the hottest fans in Europe, one of the wealthiest cities in Germany, that’s part of why Frankfurt fans are still traveling in huge numbers across Europe.
The composition of Real, with Tchouaméni and Camavinga on the bench
Carlo Ancelotti has decided to field Federico Valverde on the right wing to accompany Karim Benzema and Vinicius in attack. Aurélien Tchouaméni and Eduardo Camavinga are on the bench.
The composition of Real: Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
The “semi-automatic” offside, how does it work?
Tonight’s game will be the first in which referees use ‘automatic offside’ technology, which will later be used in the Champions League and the 2022 World Cup. Explanations.
The first steps of Tchouaméni
Scheduled on the bench at the start of the match, Aurélien Tchouaméni is preparing to make his debut in an official match with Real Madrid, where he arrived this summer for around 100 million euros.
Why is the Super Cup played in Helsinki?
Since 2013, the match between the winner of the Champions League and the winner of the Europa League has taken place every summer in a different country. The last edition, won by Chelsea against Villarreal (1-1, 6 tab to 5), took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Tbilisi (Georgia), Trondheim (Norway), Skopje (North Macedonia) or Tallinn (Estonia) have also been entitled to this privilege recently.
A possibly historic meeting for Real
In a possible remake of their last official confrontation, in the C1 final in 1960 (7-3 victory for Madrid), Real Madrid can win, against Frankfurt this Wednesday evening (9 p.m.), in the European Supercup, a coronation historic in many ways.
Kick off at 9 p.m.
See you in Helsinki this Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. for the kick-off of the European Super Cup. A match which opposes the winner of the Champions League – Real Madrid – to that of the Europa League – Eintracht Frankfurt.