Bayern Munich registered a routine 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday as they moved closer to securing their 2019/20 title.
Leon Goretzka scored the winner in the 86th minute as Bayern moved seven points clear and they now just need a single win to clinch their third Bundesliga crown in a row.
Second-placed Borussia Dortmund secured a last-gasp 1-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf.
Bayern, who could seal the title on Tuesday at Werder Bremen, are on 73 points, with Dortmund on 66. Gladbach remain fourth on 56.
Bayern took the lead in the 26th minute when Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer, having made a sensational save only seconds earlier, passed the ball out into the path of Bayern’s Joshua Zirkzee. The Dutch forward only needed to fire into an empty goal.
The visitors went into the break level when Pavard scored an own goal as he attempted to clear a Patrick Herrmann cutback.
Sommer made amends with a fine save of a Serge Gnabry effort but was helpless a little later when Goretzka showed up with far too much space in the box to snatch the winner and Bayern’s 10th consecutive league win.