The match between the winners of the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid and the winners of the Europa League, Eintract Frankfurt was played on the 10th of August, in Helsinki, in the Olympic Stadium, a relatively small(36k seats), but very nicely built stadium.
Real Madrid eventually came out on top, with a pretty comfortable 2-0 score, but that doesn’t tell the whole story, as Frankfurt had quite a few decent chances at the beginning of the match, with a few good moves from their Japanese midfielder, Kamada and their Colombian attacker, Borre.
After a relatively even first 20 minutes however, Real Madrid took control of the game and they created quite a few chances, after some masterful passes from Toni Kroos and great final third movement by Vinicius Jr and Benzema. They eventually managed to open scoring after a nicely executed corner kick, which ended up on Casemiro’s head, who assisted Alaba for another important goal from the Austrian.
The second half brought a relatively stale Real Madrid domination, with a few Real Madrid players excelling: Militao was great at the back, Casemiro dominated midfield, with not less than 9 tackles, while Kroos was being his masterful self, with 94% accurate passes. Up front Valverde did a lot of work, covering for Carvajal, while Vini Jr and Benzema managed to link up again for 2-0.
With being on the scoresheet again and lifting another trophy with Real Madrid, surely Benzema is a shoe(or 2) in for the Balon D’or.