Real Madrid suffered defeat to Inter Milan in California in the International Champions Cup on Saturday, succumbing 3-2 on penalties to the Italian outfit after the sides were left deadlocked at 1-1 following the conclusion of 90 minutes.
Looking fresh after watching the World Cup from afar, Gareth Bale quickly put Carlo Ancelotti's youthful side ahead, smashing in a brilliant long-range effort in the 10th minute to the delight of the crowd at the California Memorial Stadium.
Following an array of substitutions for both teams after the halftime interval, Inter Milan then secured an equaliser through Mauro Icardi from the penalty spot after Ruben Sobrino infringed on Nemanja Vidic in the box from a corner kick.
Despite a number of chances thereafter for both sides, the encounter headed to penalties (extra time isn't allocated in the International Champions Cup). Ultimately, Walter Mazzarri's men claimed victory with Icardi's clinching penalty.
Across the following slides, we examine what Ancelotti might have learned from Saturday's match.