Sunday July 27 2014
Ancelotti: 'Real Madrid fought Inter'

Carlo Ancelotti felt his Real Madrid youngsters did well in a defeat on penalties to Inter. “I am satisfied.”

The Merengues had taken the lead with Gareth Bale, but a Mauro Icardi spot-kick made it 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Under the rules of the Guinness International Champions Cup, the tie was decided in a shoot-out and the Nerazzurri emerged victorious.

“In the first half we played very well in attack, we dominated and were fresh,” Ancelotti told reporters.

“It was a match with great intensity. I’m satisfied with the performance, because some young players showed a lot of personality. We also gave minutes on the field to those who needed them.

“Bale is working well and has an excellent attitude. Last year he didn’t have pre-season training with us, so this will be a different experience for him.”

Under the rules of the tournament, Real Madrid still get one point and Inter have two, whereas Manchester United received three points for beating Roma 3-2 in normal time.