Real Madrid v Manchester United - As it happened

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Real Madrid v Manchester United - As it happened

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Real Madrid v Manchester United - As it happened

Real Madrid win the UEFA Super Cup!

The end

Real Madrid win in Skopje. Casemiro and Isco gave the Spanish side the lead before Lukaku cut the difference in half.

Over the bar!

Ronaldo blazed the free kick off target.

Dangerous free kick for Madrid

Valencia looked to pull down Ronaldo.

Yellow card Rashford

The Englishman is booked for a tackle from behind on Lucas.

What a save De Gea!

Lucas Vazquez showing great skills down the right. His low ball fall to Asensio on his right, and De Gea sends the ball behind.

Navas saves!

Fellaini got his head to a Valencia cross, but the keeper did well to hold onto the ball.

7 minutes of stoppage time

Yellow card Ramos

The defender is booked for a foul on Pogba.

Rashford over the bar!

The striker's free kick sailed well over. 5 minutes to go.

Yellow card

Carvajal goes in the book for pulling back Rashford.

Ronaldo comes on

Benzema is the man who makes way.

What a miss Rashford!

The striker one-on-one against Navas, and his left-footed finish is palmed behind for a corner.

Game resumed

Fellaini's head has been bandaged.

Pause in play

Fellaini is receiving treatment.

Fellaini and Ramos collide

As they jumped to head a ball in the box, both players crashed. Medical staff on the pitch.

Madrid subs

Isco and Bale make way for Asensio and Vazquez.

Second drinks break

Madrid are preparing a substitution.

United up the pressure

20 minutes to go in Skopje. Corner to United.

Game on for United!

Matic hit the ball from 20 yards and Navas could only palm the ball into Lukaku's path. This time the Belgian did not miss.

GOAL!

Double chance Real!

Bale hit the bottom of the crossbar before Benzema almost gathered Carvajal's low cross. So close to game over for United...

30 minutes to go

Madrid happy to hold onto possession, while United want to be more vertical.

United change

Fellaini on for Herrera.

What a chance United!

United could have got back into this. Pogba's header was saved and the ball comes to Lukaku who flashes the ball wide with his right foot. The striker should have done better and he knows it.

Real Madrid double their lead

What a brilliant goal from Isco. The midfielder played a lovely one-two with Bale and then slotted the ball past Navas.

GOAL!

Real's domination continues

The La Liga and Champions League winners far superior to the opponents.

Marcelo to the side-netting!

A couple of warnings as the left-back goes for goal and his strike is deflected wide.

What a save De Gea!

Fantastic strike from Kroos and the ball is dipping into the net but for De Gea's diving save.

Madrid get the ball rolling!

45 minutes to go!

United sub

Rashford comes on for Lingard.

The players are back out!

Half time

Ronaldo and Mourinho greet each other as the teams head to the dressing rooms. Only one goal between them at the break after Casemiro's goal stood. More to come in the second half.

2 added minutes

Lukaku chance!

Lukaku got his head to the ball, but it was straigh at Navas.

De Gea saves!

Modric slices United with a surging run, and Benzema drilled a low shot towards goal which was cleared well by the keeper.

Yellow card

Lingard is the first to go in the book for a foul on Isco.

United seeing more of the ball

Still unable to work Navas, though. Solid defending from Real.

Dangerous cross Valencia

The ball is cleared, but United seem to be waking up.

Herrera wide!

Ambitious effort from the Spaniard which flies well wide.

Pogba inside the box

Lukaku works the ball for the Frenchman in the area, but hisa shot is blocked. Navas has not been troubled.

Lukaku caught offside

Kroos lost the ball against Herrera and he would have been through if Lukaku hadn't been offside.

Free kick United

Pogba was pulled down and it's not a bad chance for the Red Devils.

Water break in Skopje

A pause for the players to drink water.

Bale looks to be through

Bale finds the back of the net, but he is called offside. It looks tight...

It's all Real now

United cannot get a touch of the ball with Madrid knocking it about well.

Real deservedly take the lead

No VAR to question the goal, but Zidane's team are playing better. 65 per cent ball possession for them.

Real Madrid take the lead!

It has been coming and Casemiro was looking on point. Carvajal played a fantastic ball behind the defence and the Brazilian slides to finish into the bottom corner. There looks to be an offside position.

GOAL!

Madrid applying pressure now

Zidane's team are getting closer to De Gea by the minute and all United can do is clear the ball and wait.

Isco goes for glory!

The Spaniard gets the return pass from Modric and blasts his effort from 25 yards off target.

Casemiro over the bar!

The midfielder looks in the mood and unleashes a strike from the edge of the box.

Off the bar!

The corner kick is taken and Casemiro's diving header ricochets off the crossbar. United then break, but Pogba rather selfishly goes for the long shot.

Another corner Real

Dangerous cross from Carvajal and it's sent behind.

Real Madrid trying to build from the back

The Spaniards passing the ball at the back, but United standing their ground well. Mourinho's side break with pace.

Good contest in the opening minutes

Two contrasting styles, but they have both created danger from the start.

Wasted by Mkhitaryan

The Armenian with a lovely nutmeg on Ramos to set him free, but he goes down and no foul is given.

Both teams try to get on the ball

Madrid enjoy a long spell of possession, but wen United get the ball back they look more vertical.

Real players want a booking

Pogba with a strong challenge on Casemiro and a foul is given.

Over the bar!

Marcelo's cross took a deflection and was sent looping into the six-yard box. Bale took advantage of the defence's confusion, but could not direct his strike goalwards.

First warning from United

Long ball from Valencia looking for Lukaku and Navas races out unconvincingly. Real get the ball in the end.

United kick off in Skopje!

The UEFA Super Cup begins!

The teams shake hands

Valencia and Ramos captain their respective sides...

Reminder of today's lineups

Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Benzema, Bale.

Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Ronaldo, Hernandez, Vasquez, Asensio, Kovacic.  

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Darmian, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Lukaku.

Subs: Romero, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Martial, Rashford.

Both teams emerge from the tunnel!

A huge roar from the crowd as stars from both teams walk past the trophy and onto the pitch.

Pre-match show

A national folkloric dance on the pitch with just minutes to go for kick off.

Last time around, United came out on top

Only just, but when they met in pre-season a couple of weeks ago, the Red Devils won the penalty shoot-out after the match ended at 1-1.

Both teams warming up!

Only 20 minutes to go. A few clashes to look out for, Ramos-Lukaku or Pogba-Kroos, for example.

Only one can win

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Bale starts for Madrid

Mourinho claimed that if the Welshman did not play this fixture, he would try to sign him. The former Spurs man makes the cut for Zidane.

Ronaldo reunited with Mourinho

The Portuguese pair meet again, after the manager's three-year spell at the Bernabeu provided Cristiano with the best years of his career.

Real Madrid hold a considerable advantage

The Spaniards' success in the Super Cup and that of United's players is beyond comparison.

Goalkeepers warming up!

Navas and De Gea begin preparations with 45 minutes to go until kick-off.

Nice temparature in Skopje

 

Ronaldo starts on the bench

Zidane has decided to leave the Portuguese superstar out of the starting XI.

Manchester United lineup is in!

De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Darmian; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Lukaku.

Real Madrid lineup announced

Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco; Bale, Benzema.

First trophy of the season

Real Madrid and Manchester United begin the road to winning all the titles of the season. One of them will say goodbye to that option today.

Live updates of the European Super Cup between Real Madrid and Manchester United at Skopje.

Patrick Power

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