Spanish football league champions Real Madrid added to their ever-growing trophy haul with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over a gritty Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup, a match in which Isco was the biggest standout.
"Even before it started, but it's game over clearly because everybody knows he is going to stay".
In the second half, Real Madrid's Isco score increased the team's lead to 2-0. Manchester United reduced the deficit, when new signing Romelu Lukaku scored in the 62nd minute.
Europe's finest had Jose Mourinho's side overawed without the need to overexert themselves and five minutes of remorseless pressure told when Madrid's breakthrough came from a surprising source.
Casemiro is picking up right where he left off last season, following his spectacular goal in the Champions League final with another beauty today.
In a situation akin to the one that led Neymar to swap Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain, Perez knows Bale wants a move away in order to become the main man of a different team.
The Portuguese was particularly impressed with Matic's performance against Real Madrid in what was only his second appearance for the club since joining from Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Real Madrid could open the scoring in the third minute, however, a spontaneous strike of the Bale has not reached the goal.
"It's a hard job to play against a team who dominate possession", Mourinho said.
"They are a hungry team, they want more".
"Key to winning this game was two things we do well", Zidane said.
"We are here: him, me and all the other players, and all the fans are here for tomorrow's match only. We want to keep winning and every game we still have the hunger and desire".
Real Madrid immediately went down the other end, Lucas Vazquez - linked with Roma - dribbling past Matteo Darmian to set up Marco Asensio for another De Gea super-save.