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Helsinki hosts football's European Super Cup Final

Champions League winners Real Madrid claimed the title in front of a crowd of over 30,000 at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Real Madrid secured their fifth Super Cup title in Helsinki on Wednesday. Image: Getty Images

The Olympic Stadium in Helsinki played host to the European Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday evening.

The occasion marked the first time the final has been held in Finland. The Super Cup is an annually-held play-off between the winners of European football's two biggest club competitions; the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

A crowd of 31,042 — including Finland's President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) — watched on as the Spanish giants claimed their record-equalling fifth Super Cup.

Goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema secured a 2-0 victory for the reigning Champions League holders.