Champions Bayern Munich cruised to victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf to move a point behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.
Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry struck in the first half as visitors Bayern raced into a three-goal lead after just 34 minutes.
Philippe Coutinho added a fourth for Hansi Flick’s side after the interval.
But striker Robert Lewandowski was unable to extend his goalscoring run in the league to a 12th successive game.
Leaders Borussia Monchengladbach saw their advantage cut after a surprise 2-0 defeat at Union Berlin.
Bayern, who have recorded three straight victories under interim coach Flick since former boss Niko Kovac’s departure on 3 November, are third in the German top-flight after RB Leipzig reclaimed second with a 4-1 victory over Cologne later on Saturday.
Following a 4-0 thrashing of rivals Borussia Dortmund before the international break, Bayern were at their free-flowing best in Dusseldorf, with right-back Pavard’s 11th-minute finish setting the tone for a dominant display.
Tolisso then took advantage of some slack Fortuna defending, before Gnabry converted from close range to seal the points before the interval.
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Lewandowski, who remains on 16 goals after 12 league games, provided the cross as Coutinho slotted home with 20 minutes remaining.
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, David Wagner’s Schalke are fourth after a 2-1 win at Werder Bremen, while Dortmund fought back from 3-0 down to earn a point against Paderborn on Friday.
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