UEFA Super Cup: Isco, Casemiro lead Real Madrid to victory over Manchester United

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Real Madrid beat Manchester United 2-1 at the Philip II Arena in Skopje to win the UEFA Super Cup. (AFP)

Real Madrid beat Manchester United 2-1 at the Philip II Arena in Skopje to win the UEFA Super Cup. (AFP)

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Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid went into the tie as favourites, having become the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League earlier this year. (AFP)

Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid went into the tie as favourites, having become the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League earlier this year. (AFP)

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However, Manchester United had strengthened significantly over the summer and the Europa League champions are not pushovers. (AFP)

However, Manchester United had strengthened significantly over the summer and the Europa League champions are not pushovers. (AFP)

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The game was expected to be an extremely tactical battle due to the managerial styles of Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane. (AFP)

The game was expected to be an extremely tactical battle due to the managerial styles of Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane. (AFP)

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The game started off evenly, with both sides being patient and waiting for the opportunity to score. (AFP)

The game started off evenly, with both sides being patient and waiting for the opportunity to score. (AFP)

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However, it was Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro who drew first blood and gave Los Blancos the lead. (AFP)

However, it was Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro who drew first blood and gave Los Blancos the lead. (AFP)

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Isco then doubled Real Madrid’s lead in the second half which all but ensured the victory for the Spanish champions. (AFP)

Isco then doubled Real Madrid’s lead in the second half which all but ensured the victory for the Spanish champions. (AFP)

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Manchester United did create a few chances but struggled to convert them. (AFP)

Manchester United did create a few chances but struggled to convert them. (AFP)

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Manchester United did finally get a goal back thanks to Romelu Lukaku. (AFP)

Manchester United did finally get a goal back thanks to Romelu Lukaku. (AFP)

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But Real Madrid were not to be denied and ran out 2-1 winners on the night. (AFP)

But Real Madrid were not to be denied and ran out 2-1 winners on the night. (AFP)

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Real Madrid have now won both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup for two years running. (AFP)

Real Madrid have now won both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup for two years running. (AFP)

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