Die Roten strolled to a victory at Veltins-Arena on the weekend, opening up a seven-point lead at the top of the league table.
Bayern Munich put in a dominating display against Schalke, securing a 4-0 victory in the Bundesliga fixture on Sunday.
Robert Lewandowski reached a career milestone of hitting the 500-goal mark for club and country with a fine strike from a tight angle about ten minutes after the break.
Thomas Muller bagged a brace while David Alaba was also on target with a brilliant long-range effort in the dying moments of the game.
The German champions seem to now have shaken off their poor run of form as they now boast of a three-game winning run in Bundesliga.
Hansi Flick’s side encountered tough luck this month – losing out to Borussia Monchengladbach before facing an exit in the DFB-Pokal at the hands of second-tier side Holstein Kiel – but have now established a seven-point lead in the title race.
“After two defeats it was important that we got some stability back,” Flick said post-match, via Goal. “We’ve now kept two clean sheets in a row.
“Of course I’m happy that we were able to pick up nine points this week. We’re happy with the result today, but we can still do one or two things better, especially how we position ourselves in possession.
“We took advantage of league results around us. We now have a cushion of sorts, but it’s still important to approach every game the way we approached the last few games, that we want to perform at 100 percent.”