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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 10 Preview Comparison

This season's FC Bayern Munich team is trying to reach the record for goals scored in a Bundesliga season, held by none other than ... the 1971-72 FC Bayern squad. Can the current guys reach 101? We compare the two teams by matchday.

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Bayern Munich has a chance to equal or surpass the Bundesliga record for the most goals scored in a season, which currently stands (and has stood for over 40 years) at 101 goals scored, and they've had a promising start.

Who are they chasing? None other than the 1971-72 Bayern team, with the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeneß, Sepp Maier, and, most importantly, Gerd Müller gracing the roster.

Current count

After matchday nine of the current season, Bayern stand at 29 goals scored, giving them an average of 3.22 goals per game, which puts them on pace for about 110 goals.

Up this week

After setting a new record for consecutive wins to start a Bundesliga season at nine, Bayern will attempt to extend that streak to ten, when they welcome the somewhat surprising 1. FC Köln.  One of the most storied clubs in Germany, the Geißböcke just recently returned to Germany's top league, gaining promotion two seasons ago, but have achieved some good results so far this year, including wins against Schalke and Gladbach, and a draw with Wolfsburg, and currently occupy one of the Europa League qualifying spots in sixth place.

Bayern will be looking to shake off the unfortunate loss to Arsenal mid-week in the Champions League, and are eyeing a monumental milestone: the club's 1000th win in the Bundesliga!

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 25

2015-16 - 29 goals

1971-72 - 19 goals

Pace: This season's FC Bayern is 10 ahead of the 1971/72 team.

Matchday 10, 2015-16

Opponent: 1. FC Köln

Goals Allowed: 13

Result: TBD

Matchday 10, 1971-72

Opponent: Werder Bremen

Goals Allowed: 13

Result: 2-1 win, Away

The record holders from 43 years ago traveled to the far north of Germany to visit Werder Bremen, who were in fifth place at the time.  Bayern would go behind on a goal from Karl-Heinz Kamp in the 31st minute, before getting the equalizer on a header by Gerd Müller shortly before the half-time whistle, in the 43rd minute.  Uli Hoeneß would give the Reds the lead in the 61st minute, allowing Bayern to head back home with a 2-1 win.