Bayern Munich are joint top of the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt and five points clear of reigning champions Dortmund, following their 2-0 win against Schalke, which came courtesy of goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller.
"It was a very intense performance from both teams, especially in the first-half, when Schalke matched us," the 67-year-old Bayern manager, Jupp Heynckes yold the club's official website.
"We showed all our class in the second-half, we were extremely composed, and at the end of the day we deserved the win.
"It's nice we now have a five-point advantage (over Dortmund). But, the championship is still a 34-game marathon. We’re on a good run, but must not ease off."
Jurgen Klopp's men lost further ground to the early leaders on Saturday, slumping to a 3-2 defeat to Hamburg, a result which ended their 31-game unbeaten streak.