Real 2-1 Man Utd: Los Blancos win third major trophy in 2017
Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/08/2017
Real Madrid has won their third major trophy in 2017 by defeating Manchester United in the European Super Cup becoming the first team to defend the trophy since AC Milan in 1989/90 season, the result gave the Spanish Champion their third Super Cup in four years.The game between Real Madrid and Manchester United in the European Super Cup was a closely contested game for the first 15 minutes, Casimero brought life into the game in the 15 minutes when he met a cross from the left wing only for him to smash it against the cross bar.At the other end, Pogba also have a long drive from the Midfield as he cut in two Real Madrid players before his shot was blocked by Real Madrid defendersLos Blancos dominated most of the first half, a beautiful chip from Dani Carvajal to Casemiro in the 24th minute broke the dead lock as Real Madrid took the lead.The weather in Skopje Macedonia was tensed that both teams needed a break in the 30th minute in the first half to take some fluid in order to freshen up.Romelu Lukaku attempted a good heading from a chip from Pogba but it was directed to the hands of Real Madrid goal keeper Keylor Navas.Jesse Lingard was replaced by Marcus Rashford at the start of the second half, a beautiful attempt from Toni Kroos forced De Gea to a fine save. a break from Marcelo could have doubled the lead but it took a deflection.A well-worked ball between Isco and Gareth Bale gave Real Madrid the lead from Isco. Manchester United also have a brilliant attempt to score a goal from a close range a through Ander Herrera cross but Navas did well to parry it towards on rushing Lukaku who blasted it off the post.Mouraune Fellaini replaced Hererra in the 56 minute.Bale missed a seater in the 60th minutes as he smashed his shot towards the cross bar.A good shot from Nemanja was not well treated by Navas as a rebound from Lukaku gave Manchester United a goal in the 62nd minute.Just like in the first half the game was stopped for the players to get some water to cool their selves due to the hot weather.Marco Asensio replaced Bale while Lucas Vazquez replaced Isco in the 74 minutes respectively.A collision between Sergio Ramos and Fellaini resulted to a cut in the face of the Belgian, which required an on field treatment.Rashford missed a goal in the 80 minute it was quickly followed by a counter led by Benzema.Ronaldo was brought in to replace Benzema in the 81st minute. The game ended in favour of the Spanish Champions.Manchester United next game will be in the Premier League against West Ham at Old Trafford while Real Madrid will face Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup.