Real Madrid were crowned UEFA Super Cup champions on Tuesday night after beating Manchester United 2-1 in Skopje.
Los Blancos took the lead through Casemiro, who had hit the crossbar moments earlier.
Isco doubled the advantage in the second half with a cool finish.
Real could’ve easily been 3 or 4 ahead and were nearly made to pay for not taking their chances.
A much-improved second half performance from Man United saw the Red Devils pull one back through Romelu Lukaku.
Despite his goal – a close range tap in – the Belgian was largely disappointing on the night.
He missed a similarly easy opportunity earlier on in the game and made a couple of other silly errors.
Young defender Victor Lindelof, who has had a full pre-season, looked welloff the pace.
Of United’s three new recruits, Nemanja Matic looked the most promising tonight.
The former Chelsea man made a number of decent contributions from central midfield.
In all, the full-time score somewhat flattered United.
If tonight is anything to go by, the Champions League will be a big step up from last season’s Europa League for Jose Mourinho’s side.