(HD Video) Real Madrid 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt | UEFA Super Cup Highlights
Carlo Ancelotti fielded the same starting XI that defeated Liverpool in the Champions League final back in May, and the move paid off, as Los Blancos looked a class above their German counterparts in Helsinki.
Alaba’s strike before the end of the first half seemed to settle any nerves Madrid had given Frankfurt had managed to stifle them up to that point.
However, Ancelotti’s men raised their level after the restart, with Benzema’s goal in the 65th minute ending whatever faint hopes the German side still had.
Frankfurt struggled to make much headway into the Real Madrid half during the early exchanges, but it was the German’s who had the first real chance of the match.
Daichi Kamada was played in behind the Los Blancos defence, but Thibault Courtois proved up to the challenge, denying the low strike.
Madrid responded minutes later after a great run from Federico Valverde down the right. His cross found Benzema, who laid it off for an unmarked Vinicius, only for his effort to be cleared off the line by Tuta.