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Real Madrid v Fiorentina: UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Cup holders bid to secure Santiago Bernabéu Trophy

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NEWS | 23/08/2017

Both clubs will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Whites' second European Cup, a crown secured at the very same stadium that plays host to tonight's encounter (10:45pm CEST). 
After claiming the club's fourth UEFA Super Cup - the second in a row -, lifting the Spanish Super Cup and ending the opening matchday of the LaLiga season top of the pile courtesy of a 3-0 rout over Deportivo at Riazor, Real Madrid tonight go in search of capturing the 38th Santiago Bernabéu Trophy (10:45pm CEST). On this occasion, Fiorentina provide the opposition as the visitors are set to test the Whites' mettle four days prior to Matchday 2 of the league season, which sees Madrid back in action at the Bernabéu for the final game ahead of the international break.

This celebration of all things Real Madrid is set to rekindle memories of the showpiece in which the club lifted its second European Cup crown, a game which was played 60 years ago. The Whites registered a second successive success in Europe's elite club competition by overcoming the then Italian champions 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu, with the hosts making their superiority count thanks to goals from Di Stéfano and Gento.


This fixture also represents the Whites' second home outing of the season following on from the stunning 2-0 victory recorded over Barcelona, a triumph which saw Madrid secure the Spanish Super Cup and the home side will be going all out to add to their trophy haul in his particular competition. Indeed, with 26 trophies to their name, Real Madrid are the Santiago Bernabéu Trophy's most decorated team and they'll be bidding to make it a 12th successive victory in this latest edition. This streak represents the Whites' best run in the competition, surpassing the seven straight wins registered between 1994 and 2000.

Iconic name within the Italian game
Fiorentina are an iconic club within Italian football. The visitors' trophy haul reads two league titles, one European Cup Winners' Cup, six Italian Cups and a Super Cup. In addition to these honours, they were beaten finalists in the European Cup final against Real Madrid and also came off second best to Atlético in the European Cup Winners' Cup in the 1961/62 season.