HELSINKI, Aug 11 (AFP): Goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt and a fifth UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
While Frankfurt were dangerous, particularly in the first half, Madrid's experience and individual quality saw them through, as it did so often in their victorious 2021-22 Champions League campaign.
"It wasn't an easy game, they were entrenched in their own half, but we managed to score and we controlled it well afterwards," Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti told Movistar TV.
"At the start of the season, you can't expect the team to be already at 100 per cent, but we won and we have started the season well. I believe it can help us achieve better results and winning helps motivate the players."
It was a particularly memorable evening for veteran French striker Benzema whose goal took him to 324 for the Spanish side, one more than Raul.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 450, has more Real goals than Benzema.
"Now he's in line for the Ballon d'Or. Is there any doubt? For me, no," added Ancelotti.
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