Bayern Munich kept up pressure on league leaders Wolfsburg with a 1-0 victory at relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld today.
Luca Toni scored the game's only goal in the 64th minute when he headed the ball past Dennis Eilhoff.
The hosts never recovered and failed to make the Bavarian giants pay for leaving out half a dozen of scoring opportunities down the stretch.
Bayern controlled possession in the first half but Arminia created the first chance in the 15th minute.
Artur Wichniarek delivered a well-timed cross from the right wing but Hans-Jorg Butt tapped Robert Tesche's header over the crossbar.
Bayern first threatened through Bastian Schweinsteiger who sent a 16-yarder inches past the left post.
Eilhoff then diverted a dangerous cross from Franck Ribery following a superb 50-yard-run on the left wing before Andreas Ottl fired over after being brought in by Toni.
It was all Bayern in the second half. Schweinsteiger had a shot saved by Eilhoff before Lucio hit the wrong side of the net following a cross from Philipp Lahm.
Eilhoff was at his best again when he stood tall in a one-on-one against Toni, but the Italy international eventually found the back of the net only moments later when he headed home the resulting short corner from Schweinsteiger.
Wichniarek almost delivered the perfect answer but he had his effort blocked, with Lamey having created the opening.
Bayern came close again through Lahm and Lucio, who forced Eilhoff into a diving save with his long-distance blast from the left channel. Hamit Altintop then fired well over from 10 yards out.
Toni and Ribery had combined to put the Turkish international into the clear.
Arminia almost made Munich pay one minute from time when Markus Bollmann headed a long free-kick from Eilhoff past the right post.
The Bielefeld goalkeeper proved his class again in added time, denying Toni his second goal with superb back-to-back saves from close range.