Bundesliga: Schalke holds Bayern Munich 1-1
BERLIN (AP) -- Schalke captain Benedikt Hoewedes equalized for his side to draw with Bayern Munich 1-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, denying Xabi Alonso a win on his debut for the German champions.
World Cup winner Hoewedes bundled the ball over the line in the 62nd minute as Alonso's desperate attempt to clear came back off the Schalke defender's left arm.
Referee Marco Fritz felt the contact was unintentional.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 10th after carving open the Schalke defense with Sebastian Rode.
Ralf Faehrmann had already made crucial saves from Thomas Mueller and Lewandowski before the Polish striker scored. Alonso, who joined from Real Madrid on Friday, impressed as Bayern dominated early on but Schalke gradually improved and finished the game strongly.