Real Madrid Defeat Manchester United 2-1 at 2017 UEFA Super Cup
link vao ae888DIMITAR DILKOFF / Getty ImagesCasemiro và Isco scored as Real Madrid beat Manchester United 2-1 in the 2017
European Super Cup at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, on Tuesday .UEFA Champions League holders Real went two up before Romelu Lukaku scored a tap-in for last season’s Europa League winners United lớn ensure a nervy finish .The big đội news for Real saw the involvement of United target Gareth Bale in the starting XI, per the Champions League official Twitter trương mục :Meanwhile, United included summer signings striker Lukaku, holding midfielder Nemanja Matic & centre-back Victor Lindelof :Real were in front in the 24 th minute when Casemiro finished after a fine cross from right-back Dani Carvajal. Brazilian holding midfielder Casemiro appeared bự be offside, but the goal was given .It meant this unlikely goalscorer, usually known for his defensive nous, has now made a habit of finding the net on the big stage for Real, per Squawka Football :The same source noted how Casemiro’s goal kept Los Blancos ‘ incredible scoring run in consecutive matches going :Video Play Button✨ Watch more top videos, highlights, & B / R original nội dung Right Arrow IconReal were firmly in control as United struggled phệ keep the ball và muster much of a threat going forward. The Red Devils ‘ most common ploy lớn try và break lao dốc Real’s defence was béo launch long balls into the channels for Lukaku mập use his strength và pace .Lukaku’s efforts weren’t helped by a lack of tư vấn, as Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan và Paul Pogba struggled Khủng get close enough bự the Belgium international .One of the reasons Real bossed possession was the movement & technique of Isco. The former Malaga ace constantly roamed midfield, seamlessly switching positions, always showing for the ball & exchanging quick passes with Toni Kroos và Luka Modric .As Real dominated, football writer Andy Mitten felt the gulf in class was obvious :United introduced Marcus Rashford for Lingard at the break, but the change did nothing lớn alter the one-sided pattern of the match .Real were quick out of the blocks again và saw Toni Kroos sting the palms of United goalkeeper David De Gea from distance. It wasn’t long before Los Merengues doubled their lead, though .Their second came seven minutes into the second half when Bale released Isco và the latter finished calmly .The ease of the goal prompted James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph béo bình luận on the difference in chất lượng between both sides :United should have cơn sốt straight back, but Pogba saw his header rebuffed by Keylor Navas before Lukaku skied the rebound well kết thúc the bar. The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson made it clear United’s big-money buy simply has Khủng bởi vì better :A two-goal lead should have been padded, but Bale smashed a shot off the underside of the bar. Karim Benzema then slipped when he seemed Khủng have a simple finish after another fine delivery from Carvajal .Los Merengues would rue those misses when Lukaku made the most of his next opportunity for a tap-in. The ex – Everton man finished from close range on 62 minutes after Matic’s shot cannoned off Navas .Zidane responded by surprisingly removing Bale & star man Isco for Marco Asensio và Lucas Vazquez .Predictably, Real lost some impetus without Isco, and United should have been cấp độ when Mkhitraryan played Rashford in. However, Navas saved the England international’s scuffed, low shot well .The chance came thanks béo fine work from Fellaini, who controlled a long ball well before feeding Mkhitaryan with a smart lay-off. Fellaini’s formidable aerial presence had made a big difference since his introduction .Boris Grdanoski / Associated PressSpeaking of an introduction, Real’s attacking talisman Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench, & the former United star received a warm ovation from the Red Devils ‘ supporters .Ramos & Asensio went close for Los Blancos in stoppage thời gian, but there was no further scoring và the Champions League winners held on for a memorable chiến thắng .Aside from a few wobbles in the second half, Real were in control, showing the class và phong cách that made them such a force both domestically và in Europe last season .United aren’t at the same màn chơi yet, but they at least showed commendable fighting spirit béo continue forcing the issue despite lacking unique for much of the night .