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      81'Robert Lewandowski
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      90'+2Joshua Kimmich
    1. goal
      81'Robert Lewandowski
    2. goal
      90'+2Joshua Kimmich
    1. yellow card
      38'Benedikt Höwedes
    2. yellow card
      90'+1Abdul Rahman Baba
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      17'Mats Hummels
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      69'Renato Sanches
    3. yellow card
      71'Arturo Vidal
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      90'+1Thiago Alcántara
    1. yellow card
      17'Mats Hummels
    2. yellow card
      38'Benedikt Höwedes
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      69'Renato Sanches
    4. yellow card
      71'Arturo Vidal
    5. yellow card
      90'+1Abdul Rahman Baba
    6. yellow card
      90'+1Thiago Alcántara
    1. substitution
      55'Breel Embolo for Yevhen Konoplyanka
    2. substitution
      67'Max Meyer for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    3. substitution
      86'Sead Kolasinac for Benjamin Stambouli
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      61'Arturo Vidal for Xabi Alonso
    2. substitution
      61'Douglas Costa for Franck Ribéry
    3. substitution
      71'Joshua Kimmich for Renato Sanches
    1. substitution
      55'Breel Embolo for Yevhen Konoplyanka
    2. substitution
      61'Arturo Vidal for Xabi Alonso
    3. substitution
      61'Douglas Costa for Franck Ribéry
    4. substitution
      67'Max Meyer for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    5. substitution
      71'Joshua Kimmich for Renato Sanches
    6. substitution
      86'Sead Kolasinac for Benjamin Stambouli
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    Lewy and Joshua brighten Bayern's night

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    FC Bayern picked up where they left off before the international break, downing FC Schalke 2-0 at Gelsenkirchen's Veltins Arena on Friday night. FC Bayern have yet to concede in a blistering opening to the Bundesliga campaign. Schalke aimed to make up for their disappointing start, a 1-0 defeat away to Frankfurt, whereas the visitors wanted to build on their impressive display in the Bundesliga opener against Bremen, a 6-0 thrashing. In the event, Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich scored late to seal another three points in a tense and hotly-contested match.

    Bayern's starting line-up featured Manuel Neuer between the sticks behind a back four of David Alaba, Javi Martínez, Mats Hummels and Philipp Lahm. Renato Saches, Xabi Alonso and Thiago took up station in midfield, with Thomas Müller and Franck Ribéry out wide looking to set up striker Robert Lewandowski. Arturo Vidal replaced Alonso on the hour to supply impetus up front whereas Douglas Costa came on for Ribéry. Joshua Kimmich took over from Sanches midway through the second half.

    After veteran match official Manuel Gräfe whistled play underway both sides signalled their intents from the off in an intense first half. Bayern survived a spell of the hosts' pressure after the quarter-hour before Müller set up Lewandowski who miscued his finish. Carlo Ancelotti's troops upped the pressure, but lacked the cutting edge. The sides continued to cancel each other out and the contest remained goalless at half-time.

    Late strikes seal win

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar laid down a marker ten minutes into the second half, but FCB netminder Neuer performed miracles to direct his drive to the crossbar. Lewandowski failed to convert a Costa cross, putting the ball over the bar with a quarter-hour to go. The Polish striker then atoned for his misses, ghosting past Schalke's rearguard to latch on to a glorious Martínez through-ball and drive home from 15 yards. In the dying embers of injury time the top marksman set up youngster Joshua Kimmich to put the game beyond Schalke's reach.

    The victory means the Reds retain top spot in the embryonic league table overnight. Friday evening's top clash marked the start to an intense phase of three weeks with seven matches. The German record champions host FC Rostov in only four days, opening their Champions League campaign before entertaining FC Ingolstadt in an all-Bavaria derby on Saturday.

    Live match report for*fcbayern.com by Gregor Salmen*

    SCHALKE 04 - FC BAYERN 0-2 (H-T: 0-0)

    Schalke 04Fährmann -- Höwedes, Naldo, Nastasic, Baba -- Stambouli (Kolasinac 86) -- Bentaleb, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting, Konoplyanka (Embolo 55) - Huntelaar (Meyer 67)
    SubsNübel, Geis, Aogo, Riether
    FC BayernNeuer - Lahm, Martínez, Hummels, Alaba - Sanches (Kimmich 70), Alonso (Vidal 60), Thiago - Müller, Lewandowski, Ribéry (Costa 60)
    SubsUlreich, Rafinha, Bernat, Green
    RefereeManuel Gräfe (Berlin)
    Attendance62,271 (capacity)
    ScorersLewandowski (81), Kimmich (90)
    Yellow cardsHöwedes, Baba / Hummels, Vidal, Sanches, Thiago