Real Madrid won the European Super Cup following a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland on Wednesday night.
While Frankfurt were dangerous, particularly in the first half, Madrid’s experience and individual quality saw them through In the first half, David Alaba gave Real the lead by tapping home after Casemiro had nodded the ball down to him just a few yards out.
After the break, Benzema doubled the lead for the Spanish superstars with a first-time finish from Vinicius Jr.’s cross, moving ahead of Raul and only Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 450 goals, for second place on Real’s all-time goal scoring list.
It was Benzema’s 324th goal for Madrid, overtaking club legend Raúl. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has more after scoring 450 goals for the club between 2009-18.
The UEFA Super Cup is a one-off game held at the beginning of every season and is played between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League of the previous season.