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UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt | 11 August, 3 AM (PST) 


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

REAL MADRID: 

G | Thibaut Courtois 

CB | David Alaba, Eder Militao 

L FB | Ferland Mendy 

R FB | Dani Carvajal 

C MF | Casemiro 

L MF | Toni Kroos 

R MF | Luka Modric  

W | Vinicius Junior, Marco Asensio 

CF | Karim Benzema  

 

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT: 

G | Rafael Borré 

CB | Jesper Lindstrøm, Mario Götze 

L MF | Ansgar Knauff 

C MF | Sebastian Rode, Djibril Sow 

R MF | Filip Kostić 

LF | Almamy Touré  

CF | Lucas Melo 

RF | Evan Ndicka 

S | Kevin Trapp 

 

 

In a quest to replace the current UEFA Super Cup Champion, Chelsea F.C., Real Madrid from the UEFA Champions League, and Eintracht Frankfurt from the UEFA Europa League, will be locking horns for the Super Cup final. August 11th, 3 AM (PST), at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland, it’s time for one of the teams to take the title. 

 

It was May 18, 1960, and the European Cup final was held at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland. Six decades since their last match, and more importantly, Frankfurt’s defeat in the 7-3 victory of Madrid, there is great historical strife between the two teams in Thursday’s game. They have never crossed paths since (besides a friendly back in 2008), so we can expect Frankfurt is waiting to exact their revenge on the Champions League representative.  

 

The German team’s manager, Oliver Grasner, expressed his confidence in his team and their chances to snag the Super Cup even though they are up against one of the best, if not the best club in the world, who happen to be masters in the final game. They are considered the underdog in this matchup even though they have clearly dominated the Europa League.  

 

Carlo Ancelloti, Madrid’s club manager, on the other hand, has not and is not showing any indication that he is willing to settle for anything less than the final win. Historically, the Champions League bets are usually favored in lifting the Super Cup, so Real Madrid has that going for them along with their relentless play and high-caliber players. The team just needs to steer clear of complacency to avoid Frankfurt from blindsiding them.  

 

An explosive match awaits fans, viewers, and the teams themselves for such high stakes. With glory and a trophy on the line, we are siding with Real Madrid. While Eintracht Frankfurt has the deep-seated motivation of exacting revenge on their defeat from decades ago, Madrid is chock-full of distinguished players and one of the most managers of this day and age. The biggest expectation now is for the two teams to live up to what once was ‘the greatest matchup”, but other than that, Madrid is likely to come out on top once again.  

 

UEFA Super Cup — 3 AM (PST), 11 August 2022. Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland. 

 

 

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