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Real Madrid Defeat Manchester United 2-1 In ‘Thrilling’ Uefa Super Cup

Although Romelu Lukaku scored a consolation for Manchester United but goals from Casemiro and Isco did the damage for last season’s Champions League winners, Real Madrid, in an entertaining final in Skopje.

The Europa league champions were clearly outclassed as Spanish and European champions Real Madrid retained the Uefa Super Cup victory in a sweltering Skopje.

The Spanish champions dominated from the start and led when Casemiro – who earlier hit the bar – slid in a half volley.

Madrid then doubled their lead when Isco calmly slotted in from eight yards after a neat one-two with Gareth Bale, who started ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, new £75m striker Romelu Lukaku tapped in before Marcus Rashford scuffed wide.

The Europa League winners were given encouragement by Lukaku’s strike, despite rarely threatening the Madrid goal in the previous hour.

United could have scored a barely deserved equaliser through half-time substitute Rashford with nine minutes left.

They were unable to create another clear-cut chance as Madrid became the first team to retain the Super Cup since 1990.

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