Real Madrid vs Frankfurt: Team news, predicted lineup, TV, live stream and how to watch UEFA Super Cup in Nigeria
Tonight’s UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt will serve as the customary opening act for European football.
In the one-off match, Madrid will try to win their fifth victory to tie record-holders Barcelona and AC Milan. The two teams will face off in Finland. This is Frankfurt’s first outing.
Real Madrid has been active in the transfer market this summer, but Carlo Ancelotti might not start tonight’s UEFA Super Cup match against Eintracht Frankfurt with his two new additions.
The Spanish team’s stars, who won both the LaLiga and Champions League trophies last season, are vying for spots in the starting XI with Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni.
When Los Blancos take the field in Finland on Wednesday night, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Italian start with the exact same lineup that faced Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Eder Militao and David Alaba appear to be Real Madrid’s first-choice central defensive pairing, ahead of Thibaut Courtois and flanked by Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy.
Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos could start in midfield ahead of both Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.
Karim Benzema will be Madrid’s go-to scorer in the attack in 2022–23 with Federico Valverde continuing to play opposite Vinicius Jr. on the right flank.
The likes of Rodrygo, Eden Hazard, and Marco Asensio sat the bench in both the 2-0 friendly victory over Juventus in their final pre-Super Cup friendly and the match against Liverpool in Paris.
Predicted Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt is scheduled for an 8pm kick-off on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland will host the match.
Where to watch Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt
DSTV subscribers can follow the game on Super Sport channel 203 & 205. For live streams, download the DSTV Now App and enjoy the buzz on same channels.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt have only ever faced off once, in the fifth-ever European Cup final at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, back in 1960.
Madrid prevailed 7-3 after a 10-goal thriller thanks to a hat-trick from Alfredo Di Stefano.