Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted showing his middle finger to Hertha Berlin supporters after Saturday’s dramatic 1-1 draw between the two teams – but claims he only did so because he had been spat on. Bayern returned to Bundesliga action with an away match against sixth-place Hertha and fell behind in the first-half when Vedad Ibisevic cutely flicked home Marvin Plattenhardt's free kick. With the score still at 1-0 after 90 minutes, Hertha looked set to become only the second team to beat Bayern in the league this season.
It took them probably 45 minutes longer than Antonio Conte might have hoped, but Chelsea are still dreaming of 2016-17 double after grinding out a 2-0 victory away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday. For 65 minutes, the Championship side stifled the Premier League champions-elect (for all intents and purposes), until Willian, after racing down the right flank, sent a looping cross to the far post, where Pedro found himself completely unmarked. The Spaniard’s header was applied with textbook technique, down and just inside the post. Diego Costa slammed home a loose ball from 10 yards out to make it 2-0 in the 89th minute, putting the game, and Chelsea’s place
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