Reigning UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid will take on the UEFA Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup 2022 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland in the early hours of Thursday.
Watch Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup 2022 on live streaming. The match is scheduled to start at 12:30 AM IST on August 11.
The UEFA Super Cup is the official curtain raiser for the 2022-23 European club football season. It is held between the winners of the UCL and UEL every year.
Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League for a record-extending 14th time in May 2022, beating Liverpool 1-0 in the final.
German side Eintracht Frankfurt, on the other hand, won the Europa League after beating Rangers 5-4 in a penalty shootout, with the match ending 1-1 in regulation time. It was the club’s first European trophy since the 1980 UEFA Cup.
Real Madrid, managed by Carlo Ancelotti, will begin as favourites with stars like Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba in the squad. They have also signed young French talent Aurelien Tchouameni and German defender Antonio Rudiger.
Eintracht Frankfurt have been bolstered by the arrival of World Cup winner Mario Gotze and Jens Petter Hauge but are expected to lose wing-back Filip Kostic to Italian giants Juventus soon.
The UEFA Super Cup 2022 will also feature the Semi-Automated Offside Technology (SAOT) for the first time in European club competition. It is a new system to assist in offside decisions, with special cameras tracking players to determine their position at different points of a match.
Where to watch UEFA Super Cup 2022 live in India
The Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt UEFA Super Cup 2022 match will be telecast on the Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels in India. Live streaming of the UEFA Super Cup 2022 will be available on the SonyLIV platform.