Real Madrid lifted the UEFA Super Cup for the fourth time as they ran out 2-1 winners over Manchester United on Tuesday.
Real Madrid outclassed Manchester United 2-1 in the curtain raiser for the 2017/18 season for both teams. The result did not truly reflect the performance on the field as Zinedine Zidane’s men were the dominant side for large parts of the match, although the Red Devils put up a fair fight in the second half.
In the end, goals from Casemiro and Isco were enough for Real Madrid to win the tie, even though Romelu Lukaku’s goal midway through the second half gave Jose Mourinho’s men some hope.
And it was the Belgian, whose shocking miss earlier in the second half was rued by the Manchester United fans in the aftermath of the encounter.
Wow. Open goal for both Pogba & Lukaku. Both miss. For a combined £170m you’d expect better…
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) August 8, 2017
— Uche Jegbefume (@jaustinuche) August 8, 2017
We will never, ever see the end of that Lukaku miss.
— Josh (@BaiIIyesque) August 8, 2017
After that Lukaku miss I’m leaving Twitter pic.twitter.com/uk73VteRXW
— Liam Whelan (@liam11) August 8, 2017
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) August 8, 2017
Lukaku sent a ball back to Belgium to look for courtois penalty 😂😂
What are friends for 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/kCDRVxWDG8
— KING MARCUS 👑 (@marcus_tinie) August 8, 2017
Huge opportunity to get back into the game missed. Pogba heads it straight to the keeper & Lukaku rushed the rebound. #MUFC
— Busby Bulletin (@BusbyBulletin) August 8, 2017
Meanwhile, Isco was the toast of Real Madrid supporters after a classy performance on the night:
Isco chosen as the UEFA Super Cup Man of the Match. Deserved 💪 pic.twitter.com/1oxY6xBUzf
— SB (@Realmadridplace) August 8, 2017
Isco Alarcon wins the MVP for his performance against Manchester United. Completely deserved! pic.twitter.com/jM274QkZJ5
— SocialRMadrid (@SocialRMadrid) August 8, 2017
GIF: Isco goal vs Man Utd – European Super Cup pic.twitter.com/ab3bNRzSd7
— RMadridVids (@RMadridVids) August 8, 2017
Magic’ISCO! 🎩✨ pic.twitter.com/8NwdDQvVhz
— SocialRMadrid FR (@SocialRMadridFr) August 8, 2017
Unbelievable how amazingly we control the game with Isco – Modric – Casemiro – Kroos. Should be starting every game.
— Ayub (@KaizerT8_) August 8, 2017
— Veejay Singh (@SinghVeejay) August 9, 2017
There was also time for some light hearted fun as an opportunistic snapshot of Marouane Fellaini’s face made its way to Twitter, with the player himself indulging in the banter:
Thank you to everyone who posted & sent me this 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/O7tmOSYR38
— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) August 8, 2017
I am a big fan Marouane 🤣 pic.twitter.com/dxg8fzR5ua
— chelseasider (@chelseasider) August 8, 2017
You look like a melting candle lad! pic.twitter.com/PJQ1ckZm8Y
— Lee (@Lee_EFC) August 8, 2017
This one is the best pic.twitter.com/kqFjTAxu1P
— öz (@besiktas4life) August 8, 2017
BREAKING: Marouane Fellaini does a Phil Jones. 😂 pic.twitter.com/DHZ0QPZJcS
— SPORF (@Sporf) August 8, 2017
— Farid Maidi (@faridmaidi) August 8, 2017
Much better pic.twitter.com/savjsE2EGt
— peadar mac cu uladh (@mccullagh_peter) August 8, 2017
If you asked Fellaini to smuggle a bag of coke through an airport, this is definitely how he’d do it. pic.twitter.com/RPPROLaWDO
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) August 8, 2017