Real Madrid continue their sensational run of form by winning the UEFA Super Cup defeating Manchester United 2-1 in Skopje, Macedonia Tuesday night.
The Spanish side went ahead when Casemiro broke clear of the offside trap to guide Carvajal’s pass beyond a helpless David de Gea.
A stunning goal by Isco increased the deficit before United new boy Romelu Lukaku hit one back for the Europa League winners with about 30 minutes of play left.
United were unable to create another clear-cut chance as Madrid became the first team to retain the Super Cup since 1990.
With temperatures over 30C in the Macedonian capital, the match was twice stopped for scheduled cooling breaks implemented by governing body Uefa.
United, who finished 24 points adrift of champions Chelsea last season, start the new Premier League campaign when they host West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday (16:00 BST).
Madrid face arch-rivals Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Sunday, when the sides meet in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup (21:00 BST).
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