Three quick thoughts on Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw at Schalke on Saturday.
1. Alonso's addition fruitful if unlucky
Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich has been one of the transfers of the summer. The Bundesliga champions completed the deal in what appeared to be only hours, and indeed, from the outside, it took them less than 24 hours from confirming rumours to signing the Real Madrid midfielder.
One day on, the Spaniard, sporting his new No. 3 Bayern shirt, took command on the pitch at Schalke's Ve...
Bayern Munich dropped their first points of the season while Schalke picked up their first in a 1-1 draw at the Arena AufSchalke on Saturday.
Xabi Alonso made his Bayern debut and Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal in the Bundesliga for the Bavarians to put them in front after only 10 minutes.
Bayern tired as the game wore on, though, and Benedikt Howedes, one of seven World Cup winners on the field, levelled after an hour to relieve some of the pressure mounting on coach Jens Keller afte...