Real Madrid overcame Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium to win the UEFA Super Cup.

David Alaba and Karim Benzema scored either side of half-time to give Madrid their fifth Super Cup tying the record for most with Barcelona and AC Milan.

The Champions League winners Madrid and the Europa League winners Frankfurt traded early blows in a contest that started on equal footing.

Showing vast improvement from their opening day loss to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, Frankfurt tested Thibaut Courtois often with the Belgian doing well to keep out Daichi Kamada’s chance for an opening goal.

On the other side of the goal, Madrid who fielded the same starting eleven in the Champions League final, almost went ahead but Vinicius Junior’s goal-bound shot was swept off the line by Almamy Toure.

Madrid eventually went ahead in the 37th minute when David Alaba bundled the ball into the back of the net from a corner that fell his way. The goal began a dominant spell for the La Liga winners as they tested Kevin Trapp with more regularity.

Trapp managed to keep out a deflected Vinicius shot in the 55th minute before Casemiro rattled the crossbar with a strike from the edge of the box two minutes later.

The Spanish giants eventually found their second goal through Karim Benzema who scored his 324th goal for the club breaking the tie with Raul for the second-most goals scored behind Cristiano Ronaldo (450).

Frankfurt threatened very little in the remaining minutes as Real Madrid saw out to win another UEFA Super Cup.

The victory means Ancelotti becomes the first coach to lift the trophy four times.

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