David Alaba and Karim Benzema scored the goals as Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup for a record-equalling fifth time. Ancelotti broke new ground with his fourth title as a coach and Karim Benzema became the Spanish side's all-time second highest goalscorer.
He later said: "The opening goal was a loose ball at the far post. Our plan was to try and get crosses into that specific area because our analysis told us that they were weaker on the back post generally.
"But in the end it was a bit of a coincidence, except for the fact that Casemiro was where he was because we'd asked him to prowl there."
"I didn't need this win to be able to tell you all that my team are still hungry and motivated. It was a match which was more complicated than it might have looked."