UEFA Super Cup 2017 Match Highlights:
- Madrid won 2-1
- Casemiro and Isco scored for Madrid
- This was Zidane’s 6th trophy out of 8 with Madrid
Man Utd 1 (Lukaku 62′) – 2 (Casemiro 24′, Isco 52′) Real Madrid
Champion League winner’s Real Madrid once again showed why they’re the best team in the world as they outplayed Manchester United on all levels to win the UEFA Super Cup 2017 for successive years in Skopje. Goals by Casemiro and Isco on either side of the halves put Madrid in cruise control of the match at 2-0 before a late consolation by the otherwise poor Romelu Lukaku pegged United back into the match. Despite conceding, Madrid continued attacking, whilst defending expertly at the same time to ride through on a 2-1 score line and add another trophy to their already illustrious cabinet.
Europa League winner’s Manchester United squared off against Champion League winner’s Real Madrid in the first competitive match of the 2017-18 competitive club season. The match had a huge build-up, given that the two champions of Europe were contesting for the UEFA Super Cup. The match started off as expected, with United manager Jose Mourinho sticking to his usual negative tactics and playing 10 men in his own half to contain the ever brilliant Madrid. Madrid, on the contrary, lived true to their attacking style implemented ever so well under manager Zinadane Zidane and deservedly took the lead through midfielder Casemiro who is earning a reputation as one of the best holding midfielders in the world. Madrid’s dominance continued on the other side of the half as the uncontainable Isco scored after a well-worked team move which left the United defenders at their feet, trying to comprehend how they were opened up so easily. 75m man Lukaku had a pathetic night for United as he missed a host of easy chances before he finally tapped in to pull one back for his team. Madrid held on to their one-goal lead though, to lift another cup in a very successful year for them.