Schalke 04 came from behind to seal a 4-1 win at bottom-side Kaiserslautern on Sunday with star strikers Raul and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both on the scoresheet to keep their team fourth in the German league.
Kaiserslautern, who are three points adrift at the foot of the table, took a shock early lead when Brazilian defender Rodnei headed home with just three minutes gone.
Midfielder Lewis Holtby pulled Schalke level when he rifled home his shot after a final pass from Huntelaar on 39 minutes.
The Dutchman followed up with a goal six minutes later on the stroke of half-time to put his team 2-1 ahead and gave him his 20th league goal of the season.
Victory keeps Schalke, who face Bilbao in the quarter-finals of the Europa League at the end of the month, in the title race on 50 points with third place Moenchengladbach on 51, Bayern second on 54 and Dortmund top with 59.
It was Kaiserslautern's 17th consecutive game without a win.
Having hammered Hoffenheim 7-1 the previous Saturday in the Bundesliga, then demolished Basel 7-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals, Bayern have now scored 20 goals in their last three games.
Marco Reus, who will join defending champions Dortmund next season, scored one and created the second.
The attacking midfielder showed great finishing to put his side ahead on seven minutes, before the hosts hit back when ex-Germany striker Stefan Kiessling equalised with 15 minutes left.
Source: AFP Global Edition