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.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

FC Schalke 04

  • 01 Fährmann
  • 04 Höwedes
  • 05 Santana (Fuchs - 81' )
  • 32 Matip
  • 24 Ayhan (Aogo - 76' )
  • 18 Sam Booked
  • 03 Kirchhoff Booked (Neustädter - 40' )
  • 12 Höger Booked
  • 10 Draxler Booked
  • 07 Meyer
  • 13 Choupo-Moting

Substitutes

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

Bayern Munich

  • 01 Neuer
  • 21 Lahm
  • 17 Boateng (Dante - 60' )
  • 27 Alaba
  • 28 Badstuber
  • 20 Rode Booked
  • 11 Shaqiri
  • 19 Götze (Bernat - 57' )
  • 03 Alonso (Höjbjerg - 68' )
  • 25 Müller
  • 09 Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 04 Dante
  • 14 Pizarro
  • 16 Gaudino
  • 18 Bernat
  • 23 Reina
  • 34 Höjbjerg
  • 37 Green
Ref: Marco Fritz
Att: 61,973

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

4 4

Corners

1 3

Fouls

15 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +4:05 Full time

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

90:00 +3:40

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

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

90:00 +2:34

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

90:00 +1:54

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

88:56

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Juan Bernat.

88:30

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

88:04

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

88:04

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

82:42

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

82:42

Foul by Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04).

80:03 Substitution

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

79:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

78:32

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

77:07

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.

76:50

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Marco Höger.

75:59 Substitution

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

75:52

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

75:52

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

73:26

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72:20

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

71:30

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.

70:43

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

70:43

Foul by Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04).

70:05

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

70:05

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

69:19

Foul by Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München).

69:19

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

67:37 Substitution

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

66:57

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

65:26

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

64:53

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.

63:28 Booking

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

63:26

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

63:26

Foul by Roman Neustädter (FC Schalke 04).

61:17 Goal scored

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.

61:15

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

60:33

Foul by Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München).

60:33

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

59:35

Attempt blocked. Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Bayern München. Dante replaces Jerome Boateng because of an injury.

58:24

Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:24

Foul by Kaan Ayhan (FC Schalke 04).

57:22

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

57:22

Felipe Santana (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Bayern München. Juan Bernat replaces Mario Götze.

52:23

Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:23

Foul by Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04).

52:15

Attempt saved. Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kaan Ayhan with a cross.

49:30

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

49:30

Foul by Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04).

48:09

Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:09

Foul by Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04).

46:54

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Joel Matip.

45:00

Second Half begins FC Schalke 04 0, FC Bayern München 1.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, FC Schalke 04 0, FC Bayern München 1.

44:25 Booking

Booking Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44:21

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

44:21

Foul by Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04).

40:57

Attempt missed. Kaan Ayhan (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

39:38

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

39:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Roman Neustädter replaces Jan Kirchhoff.

38:48

Attempt blocked. Kaan Ayhan (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:40 Booking

Booking Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

37:35

Foul by Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München).

37:35

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

36:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:12

Delay in match Jan Kirchhoff (FC Schalke 04) because of an injury.

33:13

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

33:13

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

31:34

Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:34

Foul by Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04).

31:01

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:01

Foul by Jan Kirchhoff (FC Schalke 04).

30:17

Foul by Holger Badstuber (FC Bayern München).

30:17

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

29:11

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Philipp Lahm with a cross.

28:31

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

28:31

Foul by Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04).

27:57

Foul by Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München).

27:57

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

26:40

Attempt missed. Sidney Sam (FC Schalke 04) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Julian Draxler.

25:24

Offside, FC Bayern München. Thomas Müller tries a through ball, but Mario Götze is caught offside.

23:42

Offside, FC Bayern München. David Alaba tries a through ball, but Robert Lewandowski is caught offside.

23:35

Attempt blocked. Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Alaba.

20:42

Attempt missed. Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

19:52

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

19:00

Foul by Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München).

19:00

Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:12 Booking

Booking Marco Höger (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

16:09

Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:09

Foul by Marco Höger (FC Schalke 04).

15:44

Offside, FC Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski tries a through ball, but Thomas Müller is caught offside.

15:17

Foul by Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München).

15:17

Jan Kirchhoff (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:28

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:28

Foul by Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04).

13:58

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

13:58

Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:10 Booking

Booking Jan Kirchhoff (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

12:08

Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:08

Foul by Jan Kirchhoff (FC Schalke 04).

9:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Schalke 04 0, FC Bayern München 1. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Rode.

8:00

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

5:58

Foul by Mario Götze (FC Bayern München).

5:58

Kaan Ayhan (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:54

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

4:54

Foul by Eric Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04).

4:31

Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

3:27

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Ralf Fährmann.

3:26

Attempt saved. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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