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Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Live stream, TV channel, predicted line-up and how to watch the UEFA Super Cup on BT Sport
Champions League holders Real Madrid face the Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland.
The first major European fixture of the new season sees Champions League winners Real Madrid take on Europa League victors Eintracht Frankfurt in Helsinki.
Los Blancos captured the imagination of the entire footballing world with several escape acts en route to last season's Champions League final against Liverpool, where Vinicius Junior's assured finish proved enough for victory at the Stade de France, with Thibaut Courtois producing a goalkeeping display for the ages to keep the Reds at bay.
Frankfurt's journey to glory was even more nerve-wracking as they knocked out the likes of Barcelona and West Ham before facing Rangers in May's showpiece, with the Glasgow side taking the lead through Joe Aribo before Rafael Santos Borre equalised.
Following extra time, the German outfit capitalised on Aaron Ramsey's failure to score from the spot, with Santos Borre converting the winning spot-kick to earn the Eagles their first piece of European silverware since 1980.
When is Real Madrid vs Frankfurt?
Our coverage from the Finnish capital's Olympic Stadium gets underway at 7pm (kick-off at 8pm), live on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate.
How to watch Real Madrid vs Frankfurt on your mobile
Watch on the go with the BT Sport app with a link to the live stream available at the top of the homepage when our coverage gets underway.
How to live stream Real Madrid vs Frankfurt on your laptop or TV
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt is available to live stream here!
Follow the link above or access the live stream via the bt.com/sport home page when our broadcast begins at 7pm.
With access to in-game stats our matchday page will enhance your viewing ever further.
If you're at home, you can watch all the action on BT Sport 1 via BT TV or the BT Sport large screen app, which is available on most smart televisions.*
*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards). To watch the action, follow the link at the top of the homepage.
Real Madrid vs Frankfurt match preview
Carlo Ancelotti's men defied the odds to win a 14th European Cup and although it is difficult to gauge the current state of the team as they have not played a competitive match since beating Liverpool, the Spanish giants have strengthened sensibly with the acquisitions of Antonio Rudier and Aurelien Tchouameni from Chelsea and Monaco respectively, while Isco and Gareth Bale have left for pastures new.
They also appear to have a clean bill of health heading into this encounter, and come up against a side that will no doubt be taken aback after being thrashed 6-1 at home by Bayern Munich.
Coming away with anything against the perennial Bundesliga champions is always a tall order, but the alarming lack of awareness and fight shown by the hosts' rearguard will have been cause for concern for Oliver Glasner as the Bavarians went in at half-time 5-0 up.
Glasner's team did at least restore some pride after the break, but the 90 minutes were far from ideal preparation for Wednesday's Real test.
The good news for Frankfurt is that their squad has the potential to match the success of last year, and having kept stars like Borre, Filip Kostic and Daichi Kamada and added the weekend's goalscorer Randal Kolo Muani and World Cup winner Mario Gotze to the ranks, the potential is there for the club to do some damage sooner rather than later.
Also, this match will be the first European club fixture to feature Semi-Automated Offside Technology (SAOT).
UEFA's chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti said, "innovative system will allow VAR teams to determine offside situations quickly and more accurately, enhancing the flow of the game and the consistency of the decisions". According to UEFA's website, this system "will operate thanks to specialised cameras which are able to track 29 different body points per player".
Real Madrid vs Frankfurt predicted team news
Real Madrid's predicted line-up:
During their most recent friendly at the end of July - a 2-0 win over Juventus - thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio, the starting XI was the same as for the Champions League final. Expect Carlo Ancelotti to stick to form again.
Potential XI (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Eintracht Frankfurt's predicted line-up:
Gotze was the only one of the 11 summer signings so far to start against Bayern Munich, and it's difficult to gauge how many Glasner will blood in this match.
One of those in contention though is Kolo Muani, who came off the bench at half-time against Julian Nagelsmann's side and hassled Manuel Neuer into an error for Frankfurt's only goal on a chastening afternoon. The exciting Frenchman may have done enough to start after replacing Santos Borre.
Potential XI (3-4-2-1): Trapp; Toure, Tuta, N'Dicka; Knauff, Rode, Sow, Kostic; Lindstrom, Gotze; Kolo Muani.
What if I can't watch the game live?
No problem. A highlights package of the clash will be made available to all shortly after the game on both the BT Sport app and bt.com/sport. We'll also publish in-game clips throughout the 90 minutes.
There will also be several opportunities to watch the match in full on TV and online after the event. For more information on the latest listings, check out our TV Guide.
What other live football does BT Sport show?
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