Real Madrid started the 2022–2023 season with one more trophy in their collection than the previous year. Tonight was the final of the UEFA Super Cup, which was played between Real Madrid and Frankfurt. Carlo Ancelotti began the same lineup that prevailed over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Final, and they lived up to the expectations set for them. The Europa League champions were defeated by the Whites, who came out on top.
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. of Real Madrid were honored in the stadium before the start of the game and received their respective prizes. Both players received awards for being the Best Player and the Young Best Player in the Champions League during the previous season. Vinicius scored 4 goals, including the game's lone goal, and provided 7 assists, while Benzema scored 15 goals and added 2 assists. Benzema also contributed 2 assists.
Ansgar Knauff, a top player for Eintracht Frankfurt, was recognized as the best young player in the Europa League and won the award for that achievement. The 20-year-old forward was loaned to Frankfurt from Dortmund and went on to play every minute of every game for Frankfurt, scoring goals against both Barcelona and West Ham.
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