European champions Real Madrid are taking on UEFA Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt in the traditional opener today to the new UEFA club competition season.
It will be the first competitive meeting of both sides since the sensational 1960 European Cup final, when Real Madrid won the competition for the fifth time in a row, beating Frankfurt 7-3 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Alfredo Di Stéfano scored three and Ferenc Puskás four for the winners, though Richard Kress briefly put Frankfurt in front and Erwin Stein struck twice for the German side in the second half.
Real Madrid, who won the UEFA Champions League last season have been tipped by many pundits as the possible winner of tonight’s clash.
The 2022 UEFA Super Cup will be played at the at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. The match will be the first UEFA club competition final to be held in Finland, though it previously staged the final of the 2009 UEFA Women’s EURO.
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