Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona, six-time winners, ahead of Real Madrid?
Real Madrid started their season with a bang with a 2-0 UEFA Super Cup win over Eintracht Frankfurt, whom Bayern Munich beat 6-1 in the Bundesliga opener a few days earlier. The Super Cup is normally the final piece of the jigsaw for the sacred ‘sextuple’, and for a team like Real Madrid it seems like a dream come true and their names will surely be etched in the history books and part of the world. upper echelon of a football club.
That’s not the case, however, according to Sport1, Madrid are set to miss out on the sixfold with one trophy escaping their already bulging trophy cabinet: the Copa del Rey / Spanish Cup!
An injury to murderous leader Karim Benzema at the time proved too costly as Los Blancos were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao, who eliminated FC Barcelona before facing Madrid. Bilbao were eventually eliminated by runners-up Valencia CF.
Victory in the Super Cup puts Madrid on four titles and could make it five when the FIFA Club World Cup begins in February 2023, shortly after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November and December.
Only three clubs have won the sextuple so far: Bayern in 2019/20, Barcelona in 2008/09 (hope the 5-1 loss was worth it). For women’s clubs, Arsenal did the trick in 2006/07.
The sextuple has eluded Madrid for so long that he will now go back and try to win it.