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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 14 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're well on their way.

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, who would tally 40 times that season, gracing the roster.

Current count

After matchday 13 of the current season, Bayern stand at 40 goals scored, giving them an average of 3.08 goals per game, which puts them on pace for about 105 goals.

Up this week

After dispatching Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen last weekend by a 3-1 score, and making mince meat of Olympiakos at home on Tuesday to clinch the Champions League group win, Bayern look to continue their dominating run in the Bundesliga against Hertha Berlin SC.

Normally a mid-table team, year in and year out (when they are actually in Germany's top league), Hertha have laid down an impressive first half of the season, and are currently in fourth place, clinging to the CL qualifying spot.  They've scored less than 1.4 goals per game, but they're tied for third-best goals against with only 15 scores allowed.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 21

2015-16 - 40 goals

1971-72 - 33 goals

Pace: This season's FC Bayern is 7 ahead of the 1971/72 team.

Matchday 14, 2015-16

Opponent: Hertha BSC

Goals Allowed: 15

Result: TBD

Matchday 14, 1971-72

Opponent: 1. FC Köln

Goals Allowed: 20

Result: 1-1 draw, Home

The record holders from 43 years ago hosted 1. FC Köln at the Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße, who were in fourth place at the time, and were led by midfield legend Wolfgang Overath, who would play his entire Bundesliga career for Köln, and would be an integral part of Germany's 1974 World Cup champions.

Köln would open the scoring in the 42nd minute, on a goal by defender Jupp Kapellmann (who would transfer to Bayern two seasons later, and become a part of the three-peat European champions).  The Reds would have to wait until the 86th minute, before Uli Hoeneß could equalize, saving a point for the home team.