FT: Real win the Super Cup! Los Blancos deservedly takes the honours thanks to goals from Casemiro and Isco. Lukaku reduced the arrears for United but they couldn't find a way back into it.
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Real Madrid - Manchester United
European Super Cup - 8 August 2017
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Ronaldo skies the free kick - and that will surely be that.
Free kick to Real in Ronaldo territory.
SAVE! De Gea beats away Asensio's shot after Lucas had shown good footwork to cut it back to him from the right.
Navas smiles for the cameras as he dives to his right to catch Fellaini's header from Valencia's cross.
Wow. Seven minutes added. Still hope for the Red Devils.
Ramos looks to put it beyond doubt, but his header from a left-wing corner flies off target.
Navas comes out and gathers the resulting free kick with ease. Real honing in on another trophy.
- Yellow cardSergio RamosReal Madrid
Ramos with the obligatory yellow card for taking out Pogba on the charge.
Rashford fires it well over. United running out of time.
- Yellow cardDani CarvajalReal Madrid
Carvajal booked for a foul on Rashford, who is lining up a 30 yard free kick as a result.
After bossing it for so long, Real hanging on a bit now.
- OffKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
- OnCristiano RonaldoReal Madrid
REAL CHANGE: Ronaldo on for Benzema.
Rashford surges through but the United forward sees his shot deflect inches wide of the far post via a touch off Navas.
Warm applause as Fellaini returns to the field with big black bandage on his head.
We are back under way. United with nine minutes plus added time to rescue this....
Play yet to continue as Fellaini receives further treatment following the clash of heads.
Ramos receiving treatment following that clash with Fellaini. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is stripped and ready to face his old club.
Matic fires a lovely ball towards Fellaini who can't guide a header on target under pressure from Ramos.
- OffIscoReal Madrid
- OnLucas VázquezReal Madrid
REAL CHANGE: Lucas Vazquez on for Isco.
- OffGareth BaleReal Madrid
- OnMarco AsensioReal Madrid
REAL CHANGE: Asensio on for Bale.
Time for a water break.
Rashford fires a left-wing free kick into the mix, but it's easily guided clear by Real.
Ronaldo warming up for Real.
VIDEO: Lukaku gives United a lifeline.
United looking more purposeful since that Lukaku goal. Can they force extra time after a hiding had looked more on the cards when Bale hit the bar...
- GoalRomelu LukakuManchester United
GOAL! United snare one back! Matic's shot is spilled by Navas and this time Lukaku makes it count with a tap in.
OFF THE BAR! Real tear through United again. Bale bursts into space on the right of the area but sees his rising shot bounce back off the crossbar.
VIDEO: Lukaku's sitter.
Modric with a drive from 25 yards that De Gea gets down well to smother.
VIDEO: Isco's disco move makes it two.
- OffAnder HerreraManchester United
- OnMarouane FellainiManchester United
UNITED CHANGE: Fellaini on for Herrera.
That was a real howler from Lukaku. Fair to say Lindelof and Lukaku have struggled so far. Matic looking the more accomplished of the new signings.
WHAT A MISS! Pogba sees his header magnificently saved by Navas, but Lukaku flashes the rebound wide from close range.
- GoalIscoReal Madrid
GOAL! Isco coolly slots into the bottom corner after exchanging a slick one-two with Bale that completely bamboozled United's defence.
Mkhitaryan loses the ball deep in his own territory. Marcelo powers into the left of the area but sees his low drive brilliantly blocked by Smalling.
Super save! Kroos takes a pass in his stride and lets fly from 25 yards, but De Gea is across to push it to safety.
- OffJesse LingardManchester United
- OnMarcus RashfordManchester United
United HT change: Lingard replaced by Rashford.
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KICK OFF! Real restart the contest.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Real 1-0 United. Casemiro's strike gives Los Blancos a deserve lead at the break.
Two minutes added.
Lukaku beats Ramos to Pogba's delivery but powers his header straight at Navas.
Real on course for a fourth Super Cup success as it stands.... United need to move it up a gear if they are to deny them.
De Gea makes a smart save from Benzema's rifled shot after Modric had wreaked havoc with driving run into the area.
- Yellow cardJesse LingardManchester United
Lingard floors Isco and earns himself a booking.
PHOTO: Casemiro's header against the bar from earlier.
United looking more positive since the tactical switch Can they get level before the break?
Looks like Mourinho used that drinks break to revert to a back four. United have been second best after a decent start.
VIDEO: Casemiro's opener.
Play resumes after 2 minutes.
Big statement that....
Replays suggesting Casemiro may have got away with one there...
Not bad at all.
- GoalCasemiroReal Madrid
GOAL! Real Madrid 1-0 Man United. Carvajal clips a lovely diagonal ball towards Casemiro who fires home on the stretch.
STAT: Spanish teams have won seven of the last eight European Super Cups
Real enjoying a good spell. De Gea seeing more and more of the ball coming towards his area.
Isco turns neatly but sees his long range curler arc well wide.
Casemiro with another sight of goal but he lashes a 25-yard effort over the top.
United break at pace but can't make it count as Pogba's shot is well blocked.
OFF THE BAR! Casemiro meets a left-wing corner with a bullet header that crashes back off the woodwork.
PHOTO: Bale tussles with Valencia.
THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR JOSE? Mourinho has suffered defeat in his previous two European Super Cup finals with Chelsea (2013) and FC Porto (2003). No manager has ever lost on three occasions....
Mkhitaryan looking lively again, but his cross towards Lukaku is cut out by Modric.
United looking a tad sharper so far, but there's not much in it with little action in either final third.
Mkhitaryan finds space 35 yards out, shifts it beyond Ramos and then tumbles to the floor. The referee waves away the appeal.
The Red Devils are aiming to lift their second European Super Cup. Their maiden triumph was way back in 1991 when they beat Red Star Belgrade.
Interesting choice of tactics from Mourinho as he has started his team with a back three.
Half chance for Bale. The left-wing delivery diverts off Henrikh Mkhitaryan into the danger zone, but Bale's improvised flick flies over the top.
Bale threatens on the left. He wriggles free of Valencia but Matic is there to guide it out for a corner.
DID YOU KNOW? The last Europa League winner to lift the Super Cup was Atletico Madrid in 2012. Los Rojiblancos hammered Champions League winners Chelsea by a 4-1 scoreline.
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KICK OFF! United get this final up and running.
And here's a cameo of his quality #notjustadefender
Sergio Ramos on his flirtations with a move to Old Trafford in years gone by...
Zinedine Zidane hasn't been impressed by Real in pre-season, but is hoping they can show some progress tonight: "We started off badly and we know how it is. The bad run is now four games long. We have had very little time (to prepare) and have had to rest and get ready for (the game).”
We could see drink breaks this evening as the heat continues to swelter in Skopje. Temperatures have often risen over 40 degrees C in the city in the past few days as a result of the heatwave nicknamed 'Lucifer'. The breaks will kick into play if it exceeds 32 degrees C.
Ronaldo only on the bench against his old club? Don't panic Madridistas, Real have done it without him before...
Jose Mourinho: "Every time I've contested the UEFA Super Cup, it was as the Europa League winners. When I won the Champions League with Porto, I left Porto. When I won the Champions League with Inter, I left Inter. So I've never contested the UEFA Super Cup as the strongest team. It's the same story this time: I'm taking Manchester United to play against Real Madrid, the Champions League winners. Hopefully this time we can do it."
Gareth Bale starting may well be a blow to United's hopes of signing the Welshman after Jose Mourinho had spoken out about his interest in the Real star.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - REAL MADRID: Navas, Carvajal, Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Bale, Benzema... Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Theo, Lucas Vazquez, Kovacic, Asensio, Ronaldo. /// MAN UNITED: De Gea, Valencia, Darmian, Lindelof, Smalling, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku... Subs: Romero, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Martial, Rashford.
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