Schalke spoil Lewandowski's day
A review of the weekend's action in Germany's Bundesliga Bayern Munich could only draw with Schalke.
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Robert Lewandowski's first Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich was not enough to earn the champions victory as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Schalke on Saturday.
The Polish striker, who moved to the Allianz Arena from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, opened his account after only 10 minutes with a close-range finish.
But Bayern, for whom new signing Xabi Alonso made his debut in midfield, could not add to their tally and were pegged back by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's 62nd-minute leveller.
It left Bayer Leverkusen as the only team with two wins from two after they scored four second-half goals to win 4-2 at home to Hertha Berlin.
They had to come from behind twice, Tin Jedvaj's own goal putting Hertha ahead 24 minutes before he equalised five minutes after the break.
Julian Schieber's third goal of the season restored the visitors' advantage, but goals from Emir Spahic, Julian Brandt and Karim Bellarabi turned the match on its head.
The Bundesliga had witnessed a weighty 24 goals scored over the weekend's opening seven games, but Sunday saw the pay-off for that excitement in the form of two goalless draws.
Mainz and Hannover played out a 0-0 stalemate at the Coface Arena.
Hannover, who beat Schalke in the previous weekend's opening round of games, could have gone top of the table with another win and had the better openings. Hiroshi Kiyotake saw an attempt cleared off the line by Christoph Moritz in the second half.
Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach were both left still waiting for a first win of the season after sharing the spoils in their clash.
Hosts Freiburg had the best chance to take all three points, Admir Mehmedi missing a penalty just after the hour mark.
Bayer Leverkusen stand top after two full rounds of games, as the only side to have won both of their matches.
Paderborn picked up their first ever Bundesliga win by embarrassing Hamburg 3-0 at the HSV-Arena on Saturday.
Elias Kachunga, Mario Vrancic and Moritz Stoppelkamp were on target for the Bundesliga newcomers, who turned up the heat on home coach Mirko Slomka.
Cologne won 2-0 at Stuttgart thanks to first-half goals from Yuya Osako and Anthony Ujah to leave the home fans making their discontent known to coach Armin Veh.
Hoffenheim joined Cologne on four points after a 1-1 draw at Werder Bremen. Roberto Firmino put the visitors in front after 19 minutes, but Alejandro Galvez equalised on the hour mark.
Eintracht Frankfurt also made it a win and a draw from their opening two games by clinching a 2-2 result at Wolfsburg.
Naldo gave the hosts the lead early on, but an own goal from Sebastian Jung saw the visitors level within 10 minutes.
Maximilian Arnold thought he had earned the Wolves their first win of the season with just over 10 minutes to go, but Vaclav Kadlec headed an equaliser five minutes from time.
On Friday, Borussia Dortmund bounced back from their opening day defeat to Bayer Leverkusen with a 3-2 win at Augsburg, although they nearly let the points slip in Bavaria.
Marco Reus scored the opener and then set up Sokratis Papastathopoulos for the second as two goals in three first-half minutes effectively ended Augsburg's hopes.
Adrian Ramos added a third with his first goal for his new club before Raul Bobadilla pulled a goal back.
Tim Matavz added a second for the hosts two minutes from time, setting up a nail-biting conclusion in which Dortmund just managed to hold on to victory.