Berlin, May 12 (BNA): Bayern Munich captain Thomas Müller scored in a rare start as he took another step towards an 11th consecutive Bundesliga title with a 6-0 win over Schalke 04 on Saturday.
Bayern had a four-point lead over Borussia Dortmund going into the late game. Dortmund can restore a one-point lead by beating Borussia Monchengladbach at home, while they must also maintain hope that Bayern have dropped points in their last two matches.
Bayern will play next with Leipzig and Cologne, while Dortmund will play Augsburg and Mainz in its last matches this season, according to the Associated Press.
Bayern missed two good chances before Mueller finally made the breakthrough in the 21st minute. Mueller, who was captain while Manuel Neuer worked his return from a broken leg, was making his first start since April 22.
Ten minutes later, Joshua Kimmich made it 2-0 with a VAR penalty after Cedric Bruner grabbed Jamal Musiala in the face with his arm. The Schalke defender was booked and Musiala showed no permanent damage.
Serge Gnabry added two goals in the second half, Matthijs Tal added a goal and Nosair Mazraoui completed the scoring in stoppage time.
He continued a long tradition of Bayern Munich directing Schalke. Bavarian powerhouse Schalke have gone unbeaten in 23 league matches since winning in December 2010, with Bayern scoring 71 goals in that round.