German Bundesliga
SchalkeFC Schalke 041Bayern MunichBayern Munich1

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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-2-2

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

Substitutes

  • 4Costa Santos
  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Juan Bernat.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04).

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Marco Höger.

  18. Substitution

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 30th August 2014

  • SchalkeFC Schalke 041Bayern MunichBayern Munich1
  • B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen4Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin2
  • HamburgHamburg SV0PaderbornSC Paderborn 073
  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen1Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim1
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0Köln1. FC Köln2
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg2FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2

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