NEWS STORY. 01/08/2022
Real Madrid will get the season underway on Wednesday 10 August (9pm CEST) with the first official match. The European Super Cup is up for grabs in the game played at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki (Finland). Our team take their place in the match as reigning Champions League winners, while opponents Eintracht Frankfurt play as Europa League winners.
Ancelotti's team go into the match after three friendlies in the United States. The German side will have already played their first German Cup and Bundesliga matches. As well as the UEFA Super Cup, our team also plays the first LaLiga matchday that week, on Sunday 14 August away to Almeria (10pm CEST).
Video.The team go in search of the first title of the season on 10 August
The only time these two sides have met in an official match was also in a final. The 1960 European Cup final, which went down as one of the best matches in the history of football, as Real Madrid won 7-3 to claim the fifth consecutive European Cup, thanks to 4 goals from Puskas and 3 from Di Stéfano.
In search of a fifth Super Cup
Real Madrid's record in this competition sees the club attempting to win their fifth UEFA Super Cup. The first Super Cup victory came in 2002, with a 3-1 win over Feyenoord in Monaco. The next one came in 2014, with Ancelotti in charge, beating Sevilla in Cardiff (2-0). The Andalusian side were also the opposition in 2016, with a 3-2 extra-time win for the Whites at the Trondheim stadium. The last Super Cup win came in Skopje, thanks to a 2-1 win over Manchester United in the 2017 final.