Real Madrid outclasses Man United 2-1 to win Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo watched most of the end-to-end action from the bench, while his teammates outclassed United.

9 August 2017 | 00:20

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 9 August 2017 | 00:20

Real Madrid fans display a banner in support of their team before the Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at Philip II Arena in Skopje, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

SKOPJE, Macedonia: Real Madrid eased to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United to win the Super Cup on a hot night in Skopje on Tuesday, with goals in each half from Casemiro and Isco.

Cristiano Ronaldo watched most of the end-to-end action from the bench, while his teammates outclassed United.

Casemiro hit the bar with a header and fired a shot over the top before scoring in the 24th minute. The Brazilian slid in for a left-foot finish, served up by Dani Carvajal.

Isco extended the lead for Zinedine Zidane's European champions with a cool shot in the 52nd, after Gareth Bale helped him run through United's defense.

Making amends for an earlier miss, United's new striker Romelu Lukaku made it 2-1 in the 62nd, beating goalkeeper Keylor Navas after he blocked a powerful shot from Nemanja Matic.

The Super Cup pitches the previous season's Champions League winners against the Europa League holders.

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