The winners of the Champions League- Real Madrid and the Europa League- Manchester United are pitted against each other in the UEFA’s annual curtain-raiser Super Cup 2017. The action begins at 2:30 PM EST on Tuesday in Philip II Arena, Skopje. Tune on to FuboTV to watch the heavyweight clash online live!
Real Madrid will enter the game looking to grab their fourth title of the event while the United have appeared in the Super Cup three times before, winning the 1991 edition.
Date and Time: August 8th, 2017 2:30 PM EST
Venue: Philip II Arena, Skopje
TV: FOX Sports 1 (US)
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has affirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is all fine to play the UEFA Super Cup against the Red Devils. However, the former Madrid Midfielder has doubts on forward Gareth Bale’s fitness, who has been down with an ankle injury during pre-season.
Madrid has been exceptional in 2016/17, winning all four major competitions in a single season for the first time in the clubs history. And winning the Super Cup title will complete Zidane’s quest.
Goalkeepers: Navas, Casilla, and Luca.
Defenders: Carvajal, Nacho, Vallejo, Ramos, Varane, Theo, Marcelo, and Achraf.
Midfielders: Kroos, Marcos Llorente, Modric, Casemiro, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic, and Ceballos.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Gerete Bale, and Mayoral.
Manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that summer signing Nemanja Matic is not yet ready to play the full 90 minutes against Real Madrid.
The Reds will be without defensive duo Eric Bailly and Phil Jones due to suspension along with long-term absentees Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo.
Possible lineup: Goalie- De Gea; Defenders- Valencia, Lindelöf, Smalling, and Blind; Midfielders- Herrera, Matić, and Pogba; Forwards- Rashford, Lukaku, and Mkhitaryan.