MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 09: Thiago Alcantara (l) of Bayern Munich and Yevhen Konoplyanka of Schalke compete for the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and FC Schalke 04 at Allianz Arena on February 09, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 09: Thiago Alcantara (l) of Bayern Munich and Yevhen Konoplyanka of Schalke compete for the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and FC Schalke 04 at Allianz Arena on February 09, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Bavarians defeated Schalke 3-1 in Saturday’s German Bundesliga fixture, as the team continues a winning run.

Bayern Munich continued its good run after beating Hertha Berlin in the DFB-Pokal.

Now they have defeated Schalke 3-1 in German Bundesliga Saturday’s fixture.

“We did a really good job in the first half and temporarily in the second. But the 120-minute cup match was noticeable, in Dortmund too,” coach Niko Kovac told the Bayern official webpage.

“You mustn’t allow that when you’re three up after 75 minutes. That was a warning, but I think it was a deserved win and the right margin of victory.”

“We pressed hard very early, we got off to a very good start and capitalized on Schalke’s mistakes in the first half very well,” Leon Goretzka added.

“We allowed our opponents too many chances once again. But I think at the end of the day you can call it a clear-cut victory.”

“It was a superb week for me personally and for FC Bayern too ultimately. It was crucial to advance in the cup and to take three points today, it boosts our confidence,” Serge Gnabry continued.

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 20: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after he scores his team's 3rd goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester City at Veltins-Arena on February 20, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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The Citizens were able to turn their luck around and after being down 2-1 against Schalke, with one player sent off, they won 3-2 in the UCL.

“We knew what was at stake because we played later and knew Dortmund’s result. We must win every match, regardless of Dortmund’s results, to keep our chances alive. So we do our best and try to catch up with them, match after match.”

After Borussia Dortmund tied 3-3 with Hoffenheim today, Bayern is just five points away from the leaders.

Dortmund has 50 points, while Bayern has 45.

The Bavarians have won 14 matches out of 21, drawing three times and losing four.

Bayern will visit Augsburg now, before traveling to England to meet Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.