Berlin: Bastian Schweinsteiger scored one goal and set up another as Bayern Munich moved ever closer to the Bundesliga title with a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Schweinsteiger crossed for Mario Mandzukic to score with a powerful header in the 44th minute.
The Germany midfielder secured Bayern's league record 17th win in succession with a perfectly placed free kick to the top left corner in the 52nd.
Stefan Kiessling headed Leverkusen's consolation in injury time.
Bayern extended its league record unbeaten run to 50 games and moved 23 points clear of Borussia Dortmund with nine games remaining.
Dortmund was beaten 2-1 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach, meaning Bayern can secure the title at Mainz next week if Dortmund and Schalke, 24 points behind in third,