Real Madrid continued their European dominance by registering a 2-1 victory over Manchester United to win the Super Cup on 8th, August, 2017, with goals in each half from Casemiro and Isco.
The game which was played on a hot night saw Madrid going ahead through Casemiro in the 24th minute after earlier hitting the bar with a header and firing a shot over the top.
The Brazilian slid in a left-foot finish after he was played in with a perfectly weighted pass over the top of Man United players from Dani Carvajal.
Isco doubled the lead for the 2016/17 European champions with a shot in the 52nd, after Gareth Bale helped him run through United’s defense.
Manchester United pulled a goal back in the 62nd minute through Romelu Lukaku after Keylor Navas’ blocked shot from Nemanja Matic was not cleared by the Madrid defense.
Real Madrid super start Cristiano Ronaldo came on after the 80th minute but had no impact on the game as his team closed down their opponents.
Though Lukaku scored Man united’s only goal, he was guilty of squandering several open chances.
Manchester United will rue missed opportunities from Henrikh Mkhitaryan,Marcus Rashfor and Paul Pogba who also missed obvious second-half chances.
The game that was played in Skopje was FYR Macedonia’s first European club final with the hot temperatures of 32C (90 F) requiring two cooling breaks for the players to cope
The Super Cup is contested between the previous season’s Champions League winners against the Europa League holders.
Madrid’s win means their coach Zinedine Zidane recorded his second consecutive Super Cup title while united coach Jose Mourinho failed to add atrophy to his name.