Carlo Ancelotti says a draw was a fair result after FC Bayern München's Robert Lewandowski netted an injury-time equaliser in their 1-1 tie with Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Vedad Ibisevic had given Hertha what looked liked being a winning goal, after 21 minutes, before Lewandowski scored in the sixth added minute at the end of the Olympiastadion Berlin clash.
Ancelotti admitted his side were always facing a tough task to overcome the sixth-placed side but was delighted with his side's "commitment".
He told the club's official website: "We knew it would be difficult here. Hertha played well in the first half, displaying lots of commitment.
"The second half was different, we upped the pressure then. Our goal was deserved. Ultimately it's a fair result."
Thomas Muller added that his teammates refused to give up until they found a goal, while Hertha coach Pal Dardai was naturally disappointed with the length of the injury time at the end of the game.
Muller said: "We absolutely wanted it, upped the pace and forced the 1-1 equaliser. We have the right attitude. The late equaliser shortly before the final whistle feels good, but we actually wanted to win."
Dardai added: "The team turned in an outstanding display and had enough chances to make it two. Unfortunately, injury time was very long."
And Hertha defender Sebastian Langkamp concluded that no matter what happened his side was probably not going to win the game.
He explained: "We played the game of our lives today. We had Bayern on the brink of defeat. But it's probably an unwritten law that you can't win against Bayern."
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