Real Madrid dominated and cleared the doubts of Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup, defeating the Europa League winners 2-1at the Philip II Arena, Skopje Macedonia on Tuesday.
Goals from Brazilian, Casemiro (24′) and Spanish International Isco (52′) rewarded Madrid’s total dominance in the first half and early in the second half of the UEFA superup.
This is what Jose Mourinho means when he talks about the difference between the Champions League and the Europa League. The difference between the best club on the continent and teams aspiring to play at that level. The difference, right now, between Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Mourinho’s old club deservedly became the first to win back-to-back UEFA Super Cups in 27 years on a sweltering night in Skopje, just as they have successfully defended the European Cup under Zinedine Zidane.
The Real coach called his bluff by playing Gareth Bale 24 hours after Mourinho had suggested bidding for the Wales star if he was left out of the line-up, and Zidane won just about every other battle on the night as well.
Man United’s £75million, summer signing, Romelu Lukaku struck on 62 minutes to cut United’s deficit.
But as the game wore on, even the 7 minutes stoppage time did little to assuage the pressure on Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils.
The victory means Real Madrid Manager, Zinedine Zidane has now won the SuperCup back to back; clinching last season’s in the victory over La Liga side and 2016 Europa League winner Sevilla.
The UEFA Super Cup is played between the winners of the Champions League and Europa League from the previous season.
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