Nine-man Borussia Dortmund blew a chance to return to the top of the Bundesliga after losing at home to Schalke 4-2 on Saturday, giving a huge title boost to Bayern Munich.

Second-placed Dortmund, which lost Marco Reus and Marius Wolf to straight red cards around the hour mark, remained a point behind Bayern, which visits Nuremberg on Sunday.

There are three rounds left after the weekend.

Schalke's Daniel Caligiuri celebrates after he scored his side's third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Schalke’s Daniel Caligiuri celebrates after he scored his side’s third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Mario Gotze scored the opening goal, and Axel Witsel pulled Dortmund to 3-2 behind after the red cards, but Breel Embolo bagged the insurance goal two minutes later for Schalke.

Daniel Caligiuri, with two, and Salif Sane scored Schalke’s other goals.

Third-placed Leipzig beat Freiburg 2-1 to secure Champions League soccer next season. Leipzig was 10 points ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt, which drew with Hertha Berlin 0-0 and occupied the fourth and last spot for Champions League qualification.

Dortmund's Jadon Sancho gets treatment after he was hit by a pocket lighter during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho gets treatment after he was hit by a pocket lighter during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Also, Fortuna Duesseldorf beat Werder Bremen 4-1 and last-placed Hannover defeated Mainz 1-0.

Stuttgart hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach later.

Bayer Leverkusen won 4-1 at Augsburg on Friday.

Schalke's Breel Embolo, left, scores his side's 4th goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Schalke’s Breel Embolo, left, scores his side’s 4th goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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