Real Madrid and Manchester United land in Macedonia's capital for UEFA Super Cup

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-08 01:33:56|Editor: Song Lifang
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SKOPJE, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Macedonia's capital, Skopje, is about to host its first UEFA Super Cup Final Tuesday at 20:45 hours.

Real Madrid and Manchester United will play against each other to win the trophy.

Both teams arrived Monday at the 32,000 capacity Philip II stadium to hold a training session at the pitch.

Before that, Real Madrid and Manchester United coaches, Zinedin Zidan and Jose Mourinho respectively, held a press conference where they both expressed their high expectations for this important match.

The preparations for the redevelopment of the stadium to host the Super Cup started months ago while Macedonian side were fully engaged in upgrading it to the UEFA required standards.

The Macedonian government and football association here provided around 343,000 U.S. dollars to guarantee the necessary conditions for UEFA Super Cup clash.

UEFA has provided financial support too.

However, it seems that high temperature degrees will be the main obstacle for the two teams' players as temperatures here are around 15 degrees higher than in Manchester or Madrid.

However, UEFA are set to allow water breaks during the match so the players are not dehydrated.

Real Madrid will give the lead to its star Christiano Ronaldo for this match despite his pre-season injury while Manchester has trusted Romelu Lukaku.