UEFA Super Cup
Philip II National Arena, Skopje, Macedonia
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FT: The result means that Real Madrid win a second consecutive UEFA Super Cup while Manchester United missed out on the UEFA Super Cup for a third time.
FT: Manchester United created some good chances and should have pulled a goal back when Lukaku fired over the bar from close-range after Navas palmed away a Pogba header before the Belgian fired home after a Matić strike from-range was parried by Navas into the path of the former Everton striker. Rashford was then denied by Navas after being played through on-goal.
FT: Real Madrid created some good chances and went close when Kroos fired an effort from-range that De Gea palmed away before Marcelo fired an effort into the side-netting via a deflection, following the resulting-corner. Isco then doubled their lead, slotting home after exchanging passes with Bale before Modrić tested De Gea with a strike from-range. Bale then struck the bar with his weaker right-foot before substitute Asensio forced De Gea into a fine save after fellow-substitute Vázquez’s pull-back.
FT: So Real Madrid defeat Manchester United to win the UEFA Super Cup.
90’+7′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+6′ Ronaldo fires the freekick off-target.
90’+5′ Ronaldo wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Valencia.
90’+4′ Fellaini wins a freekick.
90’+3′ Rashford is booked for a foul on Vázquez.
90’+1′ Chance!! The delivery is headed wide by Ramos.
90’+1′ Chance!! Vázquez beats two players before pulling the ball back to Asensio, who fires the ball goal-wards but De Gea palms the effort away, before United clear the danger behind.
90′ Chance!! A Valencia cross is met by Fellaini with a header that Navas does well to hold onto.
90′ There will be seven additional minutes.
89′ Kroos’ delivery is headed over the bar by Ramos under-pressure.
88′ Marcelo wins a corner.
87′ Ronaldo wins a freekick after a foul from Lindelöf.
87′ Vázquez is penalised for a foul.
86′ Ronaldo wins a freekick.
85′ Ramos is booked for a foul on Pogba.
84′ Rashford fires the freekick over the bar.
83′ Carvajal is booked for a foul on Rashford.
82′ The delivery is cleared.
82′ Final Real Madrid change sees Cristiano Ronaldo replace Benzema.
81′ The corner is cleared before Benzema wins a corner.
80′ Chance!! Rashford is played through on-goal and has just Navas to beat but the keeper palms the effort behind.
79′ Play resumes.
75′ Slight delay in the match as Ramos and Fellaini are down with an injury and are receiving treatment.
75′ Fellaini heads over the bar from a Matić cross.
74′ Play resumes.
73′ Double Real Madrid substitution sees Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez replace Bale and Isco.
72′ Slight delay in the match as the players take a drink break.
70′ The corner is cleared before Rashford wins a freekick after a foul from Benzema.
70′ Rashford wins a corner.
68′ Isco wins a freekick after a foul from Valencia.
66′ Bale wins a freekick after a foul from Smalling.
66′ Fellaini is caught offside.
62′ Goal!! A Matić strike from-range is parried by Navas into the path of Lukaku, who fires home the rebound.
60′ Chance!! Carvajal sends a teasing delivery across the face of goal that finds Benzema, but he can’t get a shot away under-pressure and De Gea claims the loose ball.
60′ So close!! Bale is sent through on-goal but his effort with his weaker right-foot strikes the bar.
58′ Close!! Modrić fires an effort from-range that De Gea does well to hold onto.
55′ Second Manchester United change sees Marouane Fellaini replace Herrera.
53′ Chance!! A fine cross from Herrera is met by Pogba with a header that Navas palms into the path of Lukaku, who fires the ball wide from close-range when he had to score.
52′ Goal!! Isco and Bale exchange passes before the Spaniard is played through on-goal and slots home.
47′ Close!! The delivery is initiallu cleared before Marcelo wins possession off Mkhitaryan to fire an effort into the side-netting via a deflection.
47′ Close!! Bale finds Kroos, who fires an effort from-range that De Gea does well to palm behind.
45′ Real Madrid get the second-half underway.
45′ During the interval Manchester United make their first change with Marcus Rashford replacing Lingard.
HT: So will Real Madrid hold onto their lead or will Manchester United come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: The Red Devils got into some promising positions but haven’t created many chances and will need to be more clinical from the chances they do create in the second-half. Real Madrid have created a few chances and have the lead but know that they will need more goals if they are to put the tie to bed. They cannot afford to give United any hope of a comeback and will also have to be at their best defensively. Both sides have quality players on the bench that may be summoned over the course of the second-half with Cristiano Ronaldo eager to play against his former side.
HT: Manchester United didn’t created many chances but they went close on the stroke of half-time when Lukaku tested Navas with a header from a Pogba cross.
HT: Real Madrid created some good chances and went close when Bale volleyed just over the bar, following a corner before Casemiro headed the bar from another corner. Casemiro then volleyed home on the slide after latching onto a fine cross-field pass although he was marginally offside before Benzema tested De Gea from the edge of the area.
HT: So Real Madrid lead at the break.
45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ There will be two additional minutes.
45′ Chance!! A Pogba cross is met by Lukaku, but his header is tame and Navas makes a straightforward save.
42′ Close!! Benzema fires an effort from the edge of the area that De Gea palms away.
41′ Lingard is booked for a foul on Isco.
38′ Isco wins a freekick.
37′ Herrera fires an effort off-target from-range.
34′ Lukaku is caught offside.
34′ Valencia is penalised for a foul on Isco.
32′ Pogba wins a freekick after a foul from Varane.
32′ Play resumes.
30′ Slight delay in the match as the players take a drink break.
28′ Benzema is caught offside.
24′ Goal!! A cross-field pass from Carvajal finds Casemiro, who fires home on the volley on the slide. The Brazilian appeared to be marginally offside but the goal stands.
20′ Isco fires an effort wide from-range.
17′ Casemiro fires an effort just over the bar from-range.
15′ So close!! The delivery is met by Casemiro with a header that strikes the underside of the bar before United clear the danger.
15′ Lindelöf concedes a corner.
12′ The corner comes to nothing as Ramos is penalised for a foul.
11′ Real Madrid win a corner.
9′ Isco wins a freekick after a foul from Matić
4′ Pogba is penalised for a foul on Casemiro.
2′ Chance!! The corner is taken short before a deflected cross from Marcelo is volleyed just over the bar by Bale.
1′ Bale wins a corner.
0′ Manchester United get the game underway.
Real Madrid C.F.: Keylor Navas (GK), Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphäel Varane, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić, Isco, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema
Manchester United F.C.: David De Gea (GK), Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelöf, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matić, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku