Bayern Munich’s stroll to an eighth Bundesliga title continued unabated with a 5-0 evisceration of Fortuna Dusseldorf at the Allianz Arena.
A Robert Lewandowski double either side of half-time, and goals from Benjamin Pavard, Alphonso Davies and an own-goal from Mathias Joergensen put the Bavarian side 10 points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund with five games left in the season.
Dortmund can reduce the deficit when they take on Jamilu Collins’ Paderborn on Sunday.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was unlisted for Dusseldorf who are just two points clear of 17th-placed Werder Bremen in the automatic relegation places having played a game more.
Lewandowski’s first strike two minutes before half-time after Joergensen’s own goal and Pavard’s strike put Bayern 2-0 up meant the Polish striker has scored against every current Bundesliga side this season.
His second goal in the 50th minute brought his Bundesliga tally to 29 goals – the most of any striker in Europe’s top 5 leagues – and he has now scored against every team in the Bundesliga this season. Canadian teenager Davies completed the rout with his third league goal of the campaign.
Earlier, Werder Bremen boosted their survival hopes with a 1-0 win at Schalke 04 courtesy of a spectacular goal from Leonardo Bittencourt.
The result left Werder in 17th place on 25 points from 28 games, two points behind 16th-placed Fortuna Duesseldorf, who occupy the relegation playoff spot.
Schalke are now winless in 10 and have lost their first three matches post-lockdown in the Bundesliga increasing the pressure on former Huddersfield manager David Wagner.
Daichi Kamada’s 85th-minute winner helped Eintracht Frankfurt secure a 2-1 victory at VfL Wolfsburg lifting them five points away from the relegation zone.
Frankfurt, without a win in their previous six games, having lost five of them, struck against the run of play when Portuguese Andre Silva was brought down in the box and converted the 27th-minute penalty himself.
Wolfsburg twice went close to an equaliser before the break but got their deserved goal in the 58th through Kevin Mbabu’s glancing header from Maxi Arnold’s eighth assist of the season.
Japan international Kamada scored the winner from a Bas Dost layoff for his second goal in two games.
Frankfurt moved up to 12th place on 32 points, five points above the relegation playoff spot, while Wolfsburg stayed sixth on 42.
Javairo Dilrosun and Krzysztof Piatek were both on target as Hertha Berlin continued their unbeaten run under new coach Bruno Labbadia and climbed to ninth in the Bundesliga table after beating FC Augsburg 2-0 at an empty Olympic Stadium.
The defeat left 14th-paced Augsburg precariously placed just four points above the relegation places.