It is said that it was one of the best football games up to that point – but basically Eintracht Frankfurt had no chance.

With a squad of semi-amateurs, she took on Real Madrid in Glasgow in 1960 with Di Stéfano, Puskás or Gento.

The Spaniards had already won the national champions' cup four times in a row and wanted it for the fifth time.

Richard Kreß scored in the 18th minute, but then came Alfredo Di Stéfano and Ferenc Puskás with a total of seven goals.

Erwin Stein scored twice more, but in the end the 1960 European Champion Clubs' Cup went to Real Madrid with a comfortable 7-3 victory.

The signs are no better this Wednesday (9 p.m. on RTL and DAZN) in the UEFA Supercup game in Helsinki.

Nothing speaks for Eintracht, everything against them, the playing strength of both squads, the self-image of the players, history.

And the 1: 6 against FC Bayern at the start of the Bundesliga didn't exactly improve the situation.

In the past ten years alone, Real Madrid has won the Champions League five times and been Spanish champions four times.

Players like Nacho, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and above all Benzema have shaped this period and are still decisive players - who by no means appear tired.

Real Madrid with dream midfield

They showed their hunger for success last season, especially in last-minute Champions League victories over Paris, Chelsea and Manchester City, and in the defensive battle in the final against Liverpool (1-0), in which it was confirmed again has what you hear so often: "At Real Madrid you don't play finals, you win them."

Coach Carlo Ancelotti sees the Supercup game as the end of last season.

In the test against Juventus Turin, for example, he fielded the well-established team that won the Champions League.

That means he will probably not change anything in his dream midfield of Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Modric against Eintracht, possibly add the offensive Valverde.

They first admired Kroos in Madrid, later criticized it, and now they admire him.

Without a doubt, he sets the pace, finding the right pass for almost every situation, solving difficult situations with short passes, shifting the game sideways or sending the lightning-fast Vinicius on his way with a long, diagonal ball.

Recently, Kroos has also often been seen on the sidelines chatting with Ancelotti, as the coach's extended arm on the field.

The Italian once said he considers Kroos to be one of the few professional footballers today with the ability to become a coach himself.

Deep squad helps Ancelotti

Since Ancelotti has been in Madrid, Real has often shown two faces in a game, disrupting the build-up of their opponents early on, then withdrawing far, freeing themselves with playful means and being back in front of the opponent's goal in no time at all.

And if the opponents do get a free shot, Thibaut Courtois is a goalkeeper on the line who decides games.

Nothing really needs to be said about Real's storm.

Vinicius and Benzema scored 66 goals last season, more than half of Real's 117 goals and more than the entire Eintracht Frankfurt squad.

Above all, Real Madrid have a second top team on the bench.

With Camavinga, Rodrygo or Asensio, Ancelotti brings in “new energy” – he says himself – when he thinks a game needs a bit of disorder.

Basically, Real has filled every position first-class, not least because of this they were able to turn games in the final phase and at the same time secure the stars of the future.

But if Eintracht has already lost before it runs out, it can actually only win.

Mainly because it's not true that Real always wins all finals: in 2018 Real lost 4-2 to Atlético in the UEFA Supercup.

In addition, they will underestimate Eintracht.

In the few messages before the game, the difference in the strength of the two squads is emphasized again and again.

The commentators on the club's own TV channel Real Madrid TV mentioned a little patronizingly that Frankfurt had beaten Barça after all, but then they kept repeating their self-image of Real Madrid as the king of Europe.

This strengthens the conviction that you can still turn a game in the last ten minutes, but can lead to arrogance.

Another thing that speaks for Eintracht is that they have long been in competition mode with their games against Magdeburg in the DFB Cup and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, while Real have by no means always dominated in their only three friendlies in the United States.

In Las Vegas, FC Barcelona showed the weaknesses of the Spanish champions.

They disrupted very early on, Real hardly got out of their own half and certainly not to build up the game.

Central defenders Alaba and Militao, in particular, are prone to making mistakes when standing on their toes.

A bad pass from Militao to Barça's Raphinha then led to the Catalans' goal.

Benzema played a part in the 2-2 win against CF América of Mexico and scored a goal, but the Mexicans' two goals in defense didn't look good again.

So if Eintracht manages to disrupt Real in front of their own goal, to prevent Kroos' dangerous passes, not to allow any counterattacks, and that for really 90 minutes - then they could actually take revenge on Wednesday for the 3: 7 in 1960 .