European Super Cup: Real-Eintracht is back, 62 years later – Football

The European Super Cup that pits Real Madrid (winner of the last Champions League) against Eintracht Frankfurt (Europa League holder) will be the first official match between the two teams since the 1960 Champions Cup final, when Real won the competition for the fifth time in a row, overwhelming the Germans 7-3 at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

The venue for the challenge that opens the season of European competitions today at 9 pm is the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki (36,000 seats).

Real arrives full of certainties thanks to the promising new additions, Antonio Rüdiger and Aurélien Tchouaméni, at the first official match with the Madrid team. Carlo Ancelotti can become the first coach in history to win the trophy four times, after the successes of 2003, 2007 (both with Milan) and 2014 (Real Madrid). Morale not very high for Eintracht, which on Friday started the Bundesliga with a resounding blow (6-1 against Bayern Munich). In addition, coach Oliver Glasner lost left winger Filip Kostic on the eve. The Serbian did not leave for Elsinki and is expected in Turin to embrace Juventus. “Eintracht deservedly won the Europa League overcoming very strong opponents – recalled Ancelotti at the press conference, flanked by Modric and Benzema – It is a fast, dangerous team and to beat them we will have to fight, be concentrated, without conceding anything. we are well prepared and we are confident. Winning the Champions League gave us morale. We want this moment to continue. ” The coach said he was “confident” about Real’s season: “In my opinion, the squad has improved compared to last year, both from a physical and quality point of view.” It will also be the debut of the semi-automatic offside (SAOT) in European club competitions. The system is based on a network of special cameras capable of tracking 29 points of the body for each player. “It will allow the VAR teams to evaluate offside situations quickly and more accurately, improving the uniformity of decisions” said Roberto Rosetti, Uefa designator. The English Michael Oliver, 37 years old, referees.