Real Madrid faced off against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a win and lift the UEFA Super Cup. Los Blancos made a slow start to the game but got their noses ahead in the 37th minute courtesy of David Alaba’s finish from close range. Carlo Ancelotti’s men controlled the match well and went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Karim Benzema put daylight between the two sides as he scored in the 65th minute. The Madrid giants ended up winning the contest by an impressive 2-0 scoreline.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player fared during the clash against Frankfurt.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7.5/10
The Belgian keeper made a couple of great saves in the first half and will be delighted with the clean sheet tonight.
RB: Dani Carvajal – 6/10
He looked a bit off the pace but made one good run down the right flank. Carvajal got replaced in the 84th minute.
CB: Eder Militao – 7.5/10
Militao earned the ball back a few times and cleared the danger when needed. He performed well enough to keep the opposition at bay during the 90 minutes.
CB: David Alaba – 7/10
He made a few important clearances and opened the goal-scoring from close range in the 37th minute.
LB: Ferland Mendy – 6.5/10
The Frenchman performed his defensive duties well and had a few bright moments in the final third.
CM: Luka Modric – 6.5/10
The experienced midfielder made a couple of decent chances in the Frankfurt half but ran out of gas and got substituted in the 66th minute.
CM: Casemiro – 8.5/10
The Brazilian talent offered adequate protection for his teammates at the back and was a real threat in the final third. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Toni Kroos – 7/10
Kroos got back to defend when needed and engineered some meaningful openings in the attacking end of the field.
RW: Federico Valverde – 6.5/10
Valverde showed some flashes of what he is capable of but never looked like he would score.
ST: Karim Benzema – 7.5/10
The French marksman was a constant menace in the final third and got his name on the scoresheet with a right-footed strike in the second half.
LW: Vinicius Junior – 7/10
His pace caused a few problems for the Frankfurt defenders. He picked up an assist for setting up Benzema’s goal.
RW: Rodrygo – 6/10
He made one good run with the ball.
CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6/10
Camavinga added more energy to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.
CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – N/A
He didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.
CM: Dani Ceballos – N/A
The Spaniard hardly had any time to influence the game.
CB: Antonio Rudiger – N/A
The German centre-back came on to run the clock down for the Madrid outfit.