Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich benefit from "an unwritten rule that nobody can win against them," according to Hertha Berlin midfielder Sebastian Langkamp, while his coach Pal Dardai used the term "Bayern bonus" after their late goal.
Hertha were denied a stunning upset victory on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski rescued a 1-1 draw for Bayern with the last kick of the game.
Controversially, the goal was scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time, well past the allotted five that had been displayed by the fourth official.
The goal caused several players from both teams to clash postmatch, Langkamp did not mince his words when speaking to reporters afterwards.
"We played the game of our lives," he told Sky Sports. "It is probably an unwritten rule that nobody can win against them."
Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai backed Langkamp, claiming that the reigning champions regularly benefit from what he called the "Bayern bonus."
"First of all, I have to say that my team were outstanding," Dardai said. "We also had plenty of opportunities to score the second goal, but we did not manage to do it.
"Unfortunately there was so much stoppage time. That is the Bayern bonus.
"It's not a cup game, we do not play for 120 minutes. Sorry, everyone can be offended -- after five minutes the whistle should be blown."
The ugly postgame scene extended down the tunnel as Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti was caught on camera making an obscene gesture toward the home fans.
Ancelotti then told broadcaster ARD that he was responding to being spit on.