Bayern Munich eased to a 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday with two early goals to open up a 10-point gap at the top of the Bundesliga as they cruise towards their ninth straight league crown.
Bayern have endured a turbulent seven days following their Champions League quarterfinal exit to Paris Saint-Germain and coach Hansi Flick stating his desire to leave the champions at the end of the season despite being under contract until 2023.
Yet it did not take long for the hosts to score and forward Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, replacing the injured Robert Lewandowski, scored for the third straight game as he volleyed in to give Bayern the lead in the seventh minute.
Joshua Kimmich doubled their advantage six minutes later, firing in following a bad Leverkusen clearance.
With four games remaining, Bayern will seal the title with a win over Mainz 05 on Saturday.
In other Bundesliga action, Schalke 04 were relegated from the for the first time in 33 years after losing 1-0 to fellow strugglers Arminia Bielefeld to stay in last place, 13 points off the relegation playoff spot with only four matches remaining.