Real Madrid defeated Manchester United, 2-1, in the UEFA Super Cup Final on Tuesday night. The Spanish side looked fantastic for much of the match, although Manchester United gave them a slight scare in the final quarter of an hour. Ultimately, the reigning Champions League winners held out for the victory.
Fans learned quite a lot from both team’s performances on the night, and many took to Twitter to express their excitement, angry and humour during the match.
So, how did Twitter react to the UEFA Super Cup Final?
— Rey (@FigoMadridismo) August 8, 2017
If United defend any deeper here they'll be playing in Bulgaria..#UEFASuperCup.
— AnfieldUrchin (@AnfieldUrchin) August 8, 2017
— Աշոտ (@siamanto) August 9, 2017
Manchester United fell behind in the fixture early following a Casemiro goal. Despite the Real Madrid player being offside, Madrid had been the better team in the opening half, pushing United deep to defend. Man of the match, Isco, tallied a second after the break following a gorgeous one-two with Gareth Bale.
The Red Devils had chancse to get back into the fixture, but wasteful finishing from Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku kept Los Blancos on top. Lukaku would strike late in the second half, however, after Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas’ save bounced right to the striker on the edge of the six-yard box to put home.
Although Manchester United made a game of it late on, Madrid held firm for their second straight UEFA Super Cup Final win.
— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) August 8, 2017
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