Bayern Munich were alert from the off in their 2-1 win over Schalke last weekend, but the same could not be said for coach Jupp Heynckes.
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Flu kept Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes away from Saturday's Bundesliga game with Schalke but the coach was in touch after the match.