Real Madrid lead Sevilla 1-0 at half-time in Cardiff for the UEFA Super Cup trophy thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal at the half hour mark.

Real Madrid have been the dominant side in the first 45 minutes with two great chances – one converted and the other saved by Sevilla’s goalkeeper Beto.

Karim Benzema laid the ball off for Cristiano and the Portuguese did well to lose his marker with his first touch in the box. But equal to this brilliance was Cristiano’s national team teammate Beto who kept Real Madrid away.

Not to be outdone again, Cristiano was supplied with a gorgeous cross from the left by Gareth Bale and an unmarked Cristiano slid in to make it 1-0 to Los Blancos.

New signing Toni Kroos has literally bossed the midfield with his passes, twists and turns to keep Sevilla’s defence on their toes.

Also Casillas has been put to action twice. First Carvajal played a loose ball back to a Sevilla player but the shot was parried away by Iker on the near post for a corner. The second save was a combination of comedy of errors in defence and brilliance of Iker to keep the team ahead. Ramos and Coentrao were the guilty parties with hasty attempts at a clearance but it was Casillas in the end who saved the team.