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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 11 Preview Comparison

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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 ten of the current season, Bayern stand at 33 goals scored, giving them an average of 3.3 goals per game, which puts them on pace for about 112 goals.

Up this week

After extending their domestic record for consecutive wins to start a Bundesliga season to ten, Bayern will now have their sights set on the European league record, currently held by Tottenham Hotspurs at 11, set way back in the 1960-61 season.  If they win on Friday against Eintracht Frankfurt in the nation's financial capital, they will have pulled even with the London club.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 24

2015-16 - 33 goals

1971-72 - 21 goals

Pace: This season's FC Bayern is 12 ahead of the 1971/72 team.

Matchday 11, 2015-16

Opponent: Eintracht Frankfurt

Goals Allowed: 17

Result: TBD

Matchday 11, 1971-72

Opponent: Hannover 96

Goals Allowed: 20

Result: 3-1 win, Away

The record holders from 43 years ago were on the road again, visiting Hannover 96, who were languishing at the bottom of the table, and had given up 20 goals at that point.  Bayern would take an early lead on a header by Gerd Müller in the ninth minute, before allowing Hannover forward Ferdinand Keller to equalize in the 28th minute.  In the second half, it was all Bayern, as forward Wilhelm Hoffmann would put the Reds in front by 2-1, in the 51st minute, and Gerd Müller would put the game away in the 78th minute, for the final 3-1 scoreline.