Real Madrid and Manchester United met at Philip II Arena at Skopje, Macedonia for UEFA Super Cup. The UEFA Super Cup is held between the winners of the Champions League (Real Madrid) and Europa League (Manchester United).
The match featured new signings Lindelof, Matic and Lukaku from the Red Devils and the Royals of Madrid featured Isco on the left wing in place of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is back after a long time and was in the bench until the 83rd minute.
Real Madrid were aggressive from the very beginning and got a breakthrough at the 24th minute when Casemiro scored a goal off a cross from right-back Dani Carvajal. The rest of the first half featured saves from David De Gea addsome shots for the white outfit.
The second goal of the match and for Real Madrid came at the 58th minute when Isco scored off an assist from Gareth Bale. Romelu Lukaku replied with a goal of his own at his first competitive debut minutes after the clock hit the hour mark.
But the Jose Mourinho team were no match for the best team in Europe and lost by a goal to his former team.
This Super Cup is the fourth Super Cup for Real Madrid and as defending champions they did well to be crowned as the best team of Europe.
The London Derby Community Shield match between Arsenal and Chelsea ended 4-1(penalties) in favour of the North London team as it ended 1-1 after regular time. Chelsea winger Victor Moses hit a goal in the early second half, but Pedro was sent off after a dashing tackle on Elneny to allow Sead Kolasinac, from Arsenal to equalize the scores and take it to the penalties.
The new ABBA penalty shootout system was under play and the game went straight to penalties after the regular time, and without stretching it to the extra time. Lacazette went first from the the Reds of London and slotted it home, followed by Walcott and Monreal before Frenchman Giroud scored the final goal for Arsenal.
Chelsea had a disappointing time at the shootouts as signing-of-the-season Alvaro Morata missed the spot kick which was further aided by goalkeeper Courtois’ miss which led Chelsea to lose after a thrilling 90 minutes at the Wembley.
Arsene Wenger will look to strike back from the upsetting season at the English Premier League and will be hoping to secure a Champions League spot next season.
Canadian smartphone giant Blackberry is set to launch KEYone Limited Edition to the Indian Markets. The device will be on sale from August 8th, 2017 on e-commerce website, Amazon.
Priced at Rs. 39,990, this device will have dual-sim capabilities (the first time in a BlackBerry device) and is laced with Android Nougat 7.1. It sports a 4.5 inch scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display and is powered by 4 GB RAM. For the shutterbugs, the phone offers a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
Blackberry also plans to introduce several other devices across different price points to cater to the Indian markets.
Australia has managed to foil a plan by a group of Islam-extremists to bring down an aircraft with Improvised Explosive Device (IED’s) . Four suspects have been arrested following the raids across Sydney.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that this was part of an ‘elaborate plan’. The security as major domestic and international airports across the nation. “I can report that there has been a major joint counter terrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane,” Turnbull told reporters. “The threat of terrorism is very real”.
The officials declined to comment on the specifics of the plan, but Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin described the plot as “Islamic-inspired”. A total of 12 attacks, before the latest announcement, have been prevented in the past few years, while 70 people have been charged, Justice Minister Michael Keenan said.