Bayern held by Leckie's Hertha in Bundesliga opener


Bayern Munich's series of first matchday wins came to an end when they were pegged to a 2-2 draw by visiting Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga season opener on Saturday (AEST).

Robert Lewandowski scored both Bayern goals but it was not enough to overcome a determined Hertha side who had come from behind to lead 2-1 at half-time.

Champions Bayern had won their last six opening games of the Bundesliga season, and a seventh would have been a league record.

Niko Kovac's side began well enough, taking the lead before a 75,000 capacity crowd in the Allianz Arena in the 24th minute when Lewandowski stretched to turn in Serge Gnabry's low cross.

But Hertha stunned the home side when club record signing Dodi Lukebakio levelled in the 36th minute, the Belgian's speculative shot deflecting in off the back of fellow striker Vedad Ibisevic.

Three minutes later Bayern found themselves behind when Marko Grujic won an duel with Bayern new signing Benjamin Pavard and then ran on to Ibisevic's pass to steer past Manuel Neuer.

Bayern continued to press forward after the break and Lewandowski levelled from the penalty spot on the hour following a video review which showed a tug by Grujic on the striker.

Source AAP