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FC Schalke 04 1-1 Bayern Munich

Xabi Alonso made his Bayern Munich debut

German champions Bayern Munich were held by Schalke in Gelsenkirchen despite Robert Lewandowski's first goal since joining from Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern gave a debut to Xabi Alonso and led when Lewandowski tapped in from Sebastian Rode's neat cut-back.

Pep Guardiola's side were unable to build on their opening-day win over Wolfsburg as Schalke's Benedikt Howedes levelled.

The defender nudged home from a yard to earn a first point of the season.

It was no more than Schalke - who finished third last season, 26 points adrift of Bayern - deserved after a gutsy display and fight-back.

They fell behind when Rode slalomed through their back line to feed Lewandowski, who could not miss.

Bayern had lost just twice in 59 games - including 50 wins - prior to kick-off and their early lead appeared ominous for Schalke, who had suffered seven consecutive defeats to their visitors.

Alonso - signed from Real Madrid 24 hours earlier - could be used to fill the void left by Toni Kroos, who moved in the opposite direction this summer.

The Spaniard was typically neat and tidy in possession - with more touches than any other Bayern player - but his side were unable to create clear-cut chances.

Bayern Munich protested that Howedes scored the equaliser with his arm
Bayern Munich protested that Howedes scored the equaliser with his arm

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer caused panic by rushing 40 yards from his goal to clear straight at Schalke's Kaan Ayhan, who could not direct his volley at the gaping target.

And their uncharacteristically sloppy display was punished when Sidney Sam's free-kick on 62 minutes caused havoc in the area, allowing Howedes to bundle home despite Alonso's best efforts to clear.

Bayern players protested the ball had been edged over the line with the arm of Howedes but the goal stood and leaves the champions two points behind Bayer Leverkusen - the only side to card two wins from two matches this season.

Line-ups

Schalke

  • 1Fährmann
  • 4Höwedes
  • 5SantanaSubstituted forFuchsat 81'minutes
  • 32Matip
  • 24AyhanSubstituted forAogoat 76'minutes
  • 18SamBooked at 64mins
  • 3KirchhoffBooked at 13minsSubstituted forNeustädterat 40'minutes
  • 12HögerBooked at 17mins
  • 10DraxlerBooked at 45mins
  • 7Meyer
  • 13Choupo-Moting

Substitutes

  • 11Clemens
  • 15Aogo
  • 20Obasi
  • 23Fuchs
  • 27Barnetta
  • 28Wetklo
  • 33Neustädter

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forDanteat 60'minutes
  • 27Alaba
  • 28Badstuber
  • 20RodeBooked at 38mins
  • 11Shaqiri
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forBernatat 57'minutes
  • 3AlonsoSubstituted forHöjbjergat 68'minutes
  • 25Müller
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 4Dante
  • 14Pizarro
  • 16Gaudino
  • 18Bernat
  • 23Reina
  • 34Höjbjerg
  • 37Green
Referee:
Marco Fritz
Attendance:
61,973

Match Stats

Home TeamSchalkeAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, FC Schalke 04 1, FC Bayern München 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Schalke 04 1, FC Bayern München 1.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Max Meyer tries a through ball, but Eric Choupo-Moting is caught offside.

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Sidney Sam tries a through ball, but Julian Draxler is caught offside.

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Juan Bernat.

Attempt blocked. Eric Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Höger.

Foul by Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg (FC Bayern München).

Roman Neustädter (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Christian Fuchs replaces Felipe Santana because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Felipe Santana (FC Schalke 04) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Holger Badstuber (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by David Alaba with a cross.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Marco Höger.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Dennis Aogo replaces Kaan Ayhan because of an injury.

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kaan Ayhan (FC Schalke 04) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04).

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

Sidney Sam (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München).

Eric Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg replaces Xabi Alonso.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Ralf Fährmann tries a through ball, but Julian Draxler is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by David Alaba.

Attempt saved. Eric Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sidney Sam.

Booking

Sidney Sam (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card.

Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roman Neustädter (FC Schalke 04).

Goal!

Goal! FC Schalke 04 1, FC Bayern München 1. Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Eric Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sidney Sam.

Foul by Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München).

Marco Höger (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 30th August 2014

  • SchalkeFC Schalke 041Bayern MunichBayern Munich1
    FT
  • B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen4Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin2
    FT
  • HamburgHamburg SV0SC Paderborn 07SC Paderborn 073
    FT
  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen1Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim1
    FT
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0Köln1. FC Köln2
    FT
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg2FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2
    FT
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