Lewandowski equals Bundesliga record to match Heynckes' scoring streak

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The Bayern Munich striker has now found the net in each of his side's first 11 home league games this season

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski joined manager Jupp Heynckes in the Bundesliga record books after continuing his scoring streak on home soil.

The Polish striker tucked away a rebound six minutes into Saturday's fixture with Schalke at the Allianz Arena, meaning he has now found the net in each of his side's first 11 home league games this season.

Heynckes achieved the same feat back in the 1972-73 campaign while playing for Borussia Monchengladbach, but the German wasn't on hand to congratulate Lewandowski equalling his tally.

Lewandowski will have to wait for the chance to make it 12 games in a row - Bayern's next home game in the league is not until February 24, when they host Hertha Berlin.

Heynckes was forced to stay at home with flu instead of attending the game, leaving assistant coach Peter Hermann in charge of the Bavarian giants.

An official club statement read: "Bayern will have to make do without Jupp Heynckes in the top clash against Schalke.

"The head coach has to stay in bed due to a heavy bout of flu and will not be in the dugout."

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Bayern went into the game looking to restore their 18-point lead at the Bundesliga summit with a victory after RB Leipzig closed in with a 2-0 win over Augsburg on Friday.

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