Real Madrid had to travel to Helsinki to confirm what had been suspected throughout the week: that the European Super Cup bore its name. Not without difficulty, since Eintracht, a priori a calm team for the Whites, started giving problems. But for this, as always, there was Courtois and his two or three stops on duty. The Belgian has not shrunk an inch during the summer and continues to cover the goal like no one else. That has not changed. Nor about lifting titles. Madrid played their last game last year and lifted the Champions League and played the first and lifted the Super Cup, an appetizer of what could come. And it is that this title is not an Ace but it is a very good card to start this season’s game with a winning trick. More confidence, more enthusiasm and more gasoline for a machine that, if it were to be faulted, would be the obvious (and logical) lack of kilometers on the boots. Except for Kroos, of German engineering, and Valverde, of Uruguayan heart, the rest of the Madridistas were somewhat apathetic. With and without ball. Even Vinicius and Benzema, who lagged behind until they re-established their connection. One passes, another scores. They took a while but they complied because it’s not that they had left, it’s that they were coming back. Therefore, in general, Carlo Ancelotti can be happy. Another title for the Italian who has long since lost count. It goes for 23. Unit B, the icing And to generate more illusion, a icing. That of Unit B that players like Rüdiger and Tchouaméni have come to reinforce and that was seen, although little, in the final stretch of the match. Before, Rodrygo and Camavinga, prizes for last season, gave air to the incombustible Modric, who continues to pass the ITV without fail and to Valverde, the most extreme winger of all. And with all that became the Madrid of Helsinki. Happy and titled. Because although return trips are never pleasant, with a Super Cup in hand luggage they cope better. More about Real Madrid
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