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Ancelotti adamant Bayern deserved controversial equaliser

3:40 AM SGT 19/2/17
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The Italian feels a draw with Hertha Berlin was a fair result even if Robert Lewandowski had to hit a 96th minute leveller to salvage a point

Carlo Ancelotti is adamant Bayern Munich deserved their last-gasp equaliser against Hertha Berlin irrespective of the controversial nature of the goal.

Bayern appeared to be on their way to a 1-0 defeat in the German capital following Vedad Ibisevic's first-half strike, only for Robert Lewandowski to level the scoring in the sixth minute of stoppage time - with referee Patrick Ittrich having allocated five minutes of additional play.

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Hertha were furious after conceding the late goal, but Ancelotti feels Bayern more than deserved their equaliser.

"We knew that a difficult game awaited us," Ancelotti said at a news conference. "Hertha put in a very good performance in the first half and put in a lot of effort.

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"Things were different after the break, though. We put a lot of pressure on them.

"I think we deserved our goal. In the end, a draw was a fair result."

Bayern are now eight points clear of RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga table.