Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored on the opening day of the German Bundesliga for a record seventh consecutive season as the Julian Nagelsmann era at Bayern Munich began with a draw at Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday, August, 13th, 2021.
French international Alassane Plea slammed Gladbach into the lead after he was put through by captain Lars Stindl.
That was the first time Bayern – who have won the past nine titles – have not scored the first goal of the season since 2012.
The Poland national team captain Lewandowski equalised with a volley from a Joshua Kimmich corner.
Lewandowski has scored in each of his last 11 Bundesliga appearances, with 18 goals in that run. The last time he played a game for Bayern without scoring was February.
Bayern failed to win a game in pre-season under Nagelsmann, who left RB Leipzig for Bayern this summer.
The last time Die Roten defeated Monchengladbach twice in the same Bundesliga season was in the 2016/17 campaign. Since then, Monchengladbach has earned at least a point against the defending champions in every season.