Thomas Muller nets winner as Bayern Munich edge Schalke
Bayern Munich 2 - 1 Schalke

Thomas Muller nets winner as Bayern Munich edge Schalke

10/02/2018

Robert Lewandowski equalled a 45-year record as Bayern Munich's march towards another Bundesliga title continued with a 2-1 win against Schalke.

Lewandowski's sixth-minute opener at Allianz Arena saw him match current Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes' record of scoring in each of Borussia Monchengladbach's first 11 home fixtures during the 1972-73 season.

Poland international Lewandowski's 19th league goal of the season was cancelled out by Schalke's Franco Di Santo, but Thomas Muller restored Bayern's lead before half-time.

Breel Embolo's early shot forced a fine save from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, but the champions were quick to respond.

Muller's long-range effort was parried by Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, but Lewandowski pounced on the rebound to tap home.

Defender Thilo Kehrer headed just wide for Schalke soon after and Lewandowski went close with his header as the early action ebbed and flowed.

Schalke midfielder Alessandro Schopf fired wide and Fahrmann turned away David Alaba's shot from outside the penalty area at full stretch.

The visitors equalised in the 29th minute when Di Santo fired home a low angled shot from the left side of the box into the bottom corner.

But parity was short-lived as Muller restored Bayern's lead with a brilliant finish from the tightest of angles after being set up by Arjen Robben.

Naldo blazed over for Schalke in first-half stoppage time before a comparative lull in the action followed after the restart.

Embolo was denied by another fine save from Ulreich midway through the second half and Lewandowski skewed a right-footed shot off target as clear-cut chances dried up.

Kingsley Coman went close to a third for Bayern in time added on after being teed up by Muller but his drilled effort from the left edge of the area was well saved by Fahrmann in the bottom corner.

Bayern's 12th straight win in all competitions restored their 18-point lead at the top of the table, while Schalke have won only one of their last seven in the Bundesliga.

Related news

Axel Witsel winner keeps Dortmund six points clear at top

Axel Witsel winner keeps Dortmund six points clear at top

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund narrowly beat RB Leipzig 1-0 courtesy of Axel Witsel's first half winner, to protect their six point lead over champions Bayern Munich at the restart of the German top flight following the winter break.

Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim with Goretzka brace to trim Dortmund's lead

Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim with Goretzka brace to trim Dortmund's lead

Leon Goretzka scored twice to give champions Bayern Munich a 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim on Friday and cut Borussia Dortmund's lead to three points as the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break,

Bayern Munich close gap on Borussia Dortmund ahead of winter break

Bayern Munich close gap on Borussia Dortmund ahead of winter break

Franck Ribery scored twice for champions Bayern Munich to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 on Saturday and climb to second place, six points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund at the start of the winter break.

Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus score as Borussia Dortmund beat Gladbach

Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus score as Borussia Dortmund beat Gladbach

Borussia Dortmund edged second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday to bounce back from their first league loss in midweek and restore a nine-point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break.

Haji Wright scores off Weston McKennie assist but Schalke 04 fall

Haji Wright scores off Weston McKennie assist but Schalke 04 fall

American forward Haji Wright's first Bundesliga goal was not enough to save Schalke from a 2-1 loss that gave Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich a lifeline on Wednesday.

Ribery goal earns Bayern win over Leipzig, cuts gap to Dortmund to six

Ribery goal earns Bayern win over Leipzig, cuts gap to Dortmund to six

Franck Ribery scored an 83rd-minute winner as champions Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 1-0 on Wednesday to cut the gap to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points with one game remaining before the winter break.

Borussia Dortmund stunned by Fortuna in first league loss this term

Borussia Dortmund stunned by Fortuna in first league loss this term

Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-1 loss at promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf on Tuesday that snapped their unbeaten league start and cut their lead to six points.

Doubles for Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner as Leipzig thrash Mainz

Doubles for Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner as Leipzig thrash Mainz

Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner both scored twice as RB Leipzig crushed Mainz 4-1 on Sunday to maintain their hold on fourth place in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund nine points clear in Bundesliga as winter break looms

Borussia Dortmund nine points clear in Bundesliga as winter break looms

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged past Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday to open up a nine-point gap that guarantees they will stay top going into the winter break later this month.

RELATED NEWS

Axel Witsel winner keeps Dortmund six points clear at top
RB Leipzig 0 - 1 Borussia Dortmund

Axel Witsel winner keeps Dortmund six points clear at top

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund narrowly beat RB Leipzig 1-0 courtesy of Axel Witsel's first half winner, to protect their six point lead over champions Bayern Munich at the restart of the German top flight following the winter break.

Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim with Goretzka brace to trim Dortmund's lead
Hoffenheim 1 - 3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim with Goretzka brace to trim Dortmund's lead

Leon Goretzka scored twice to give champions Bayern Munich a 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim on Friday and cut Borussia Dortmund's lead to three points as the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break,

Bayern Munich close gap on Borussia Dortmund ahead of winter break
Eintracht Frankfurt 0 - 3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich close gap on Borussia Dortmund ahead of winter break

Franck Ribery scored twice for champions Bayern Munich to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 on Saturday and climb to second place, six points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund at the start of the winter break.

Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus score as Borussia Dortmund beat Gladbach
Borussia Dortmund 2 - 1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus score as Borussia Dortmund beat Gladbach

Borussia Dortmund edged second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday to bounce back from their first league loss in midweek and restore a nine-point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break.

Haji Wright scores off Weston McKennie assist but Schalke 04 fall
Schalke 04 1 - 2 Bayer Leverkusen

Haji Wright scores off Weston McKennie assist but Schalke 04 fall

American forward Haji Wright's first Bundesliga goal was not enough to save Schalke from a 2-1 loss that gave Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich a lifeline on Wednesday.

Ribery goal earns Bayern win over Leipzig, cuts gap to Dortmund to six
Bayern 1 - 0 Leipzig

Ribery goal earns Bayern win over Leipzig, cuts gap to Dortmund to six

Franck Ribery scored an 83rd-minute winner as champions Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 1-0 on Wednesday to cut the gap to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points with one game remaining before the winter break.

Borussia Dortmund stunned by Fortuna in first league loss this term
Fortuna Duesseldorf 2 - 1 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund stunned by Fortuna in first league loss this term

Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-1 loss at promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf on Tuesday that snapped their unbeaten league start and cut their lead to six points.

Doubles for Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner as Leipzig thrash Mainz
Leipzig 4- 1 Mainz

Doubles for Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner as Leipzig thrash Mainz

Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner both scored twice as RB Leipzig crushed Mainz 4-1 on Sunday to maintain their hold on fourth place in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund nine points clear in Bundesliga as winter break looms
Borussia Dortmund 2 - 1 Werder Bremen

Borussia Dortmund nine points clear in Bundesliga as winter break looms

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged past Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday to open up a nine-point gap that guarantees they will stay top going into the winter break later this month.