Bayern Boss Carlo Ancelotti 'Happy With Performance' Despite Defeat at Dortmund

Published on: 19 November 2016

Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that he was happy with his side's performance despite going down 1-0 against Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's early goal was enough to give the home side the win in Der Klassiker, while Franck Ribery had a goal disallowed for the visitorsin the second half.

Ancelotti admitted it was a difficult game, but made it clear that he felt the performance didn't merit the result.

"We aren't happy because we lost," Ancelotti told a postmatch news conference - viaESPN. "It was a difficult game. Borussia started well and scored a good goal with a fine combination."

He added: "We tried to make a comeback. After the opening 20 minutes, we started to play well and tried everything, but couldn't equalise.

"Overall, I'm happy with a good performance against a strong team. But of course, the result was not good."

Captain Philipp Lahm also had his say on the game and was disappointed with Bayern's lack of end product.

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"In the first half, we lacked the final decisive pass," he said. "Dortmund had fewer chances than us, but in the end the result tells the story. It ended 1-0 and we've got to live with that."

On the reason behind his second half withdrawal in the 68th minute, he added:"I wasn't injured. You should ask the trainer. I'm not responsible for substitutions. It doesn't matter whether I was surprised or not."

Bayern's defeat denied them the chance to go back to the top of the Bundesliga table, with newly promotedRB Leipzig now three points clear.

RBL are perhaps the most popular club in Germany -although there isa perception that they exist purely for commercial reasons -andLahm seemingly shares that opinion.

"That's nice for the league. Everyone wanted that," he said sarcastically