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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 12 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 eleven of the current season, Bayern stand at 33 goals scored, giving them an average of 3.0 goals per game, which puts them on pace for 102 goals.

Up this week

After facing a bus in front of Eintracht Frankfurt's goal on Friday (and it looked like a London double-decker), Bayern failed to score a single goal, bringing them down to Earth in their quest for 101 goals (although they are technically still ahead of pace), This weekend, Bayern will host a struggling Stuttgart, who just pulled out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at home against Darmstadt, but are tied for the most goals given up this season.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 23

2015-16 - 33 goals

1971-72 - 24 goals

Pace: This season's FC Bayern is 9 ahead of the 1971/72 team.

Matchday 12, 2015-16

Opponent: VfB Stuttgart

Goals Allowed: 23

Result: TBD

Matchday 12, 1971-72

Opponent: MSV Dusiburg

Goals Allowed: 15

Result: 5-1 win, Home

The record holders from 43 years ago hosted Duisburg, who were fighting relegation.  A brace by Gerd Müller in a span of 2 minutes, in the 27th and 29th minutes, would open the scoring, before Duisburg were able to convert a penalty kick to bring the score to 2-1 five minutes later.  The second half would be all Bayern, as two penalties of their own were buried by Franz "Bulle" Roth (42nd and 59th minutes), sandwiched around a Paul Breitner tally in the 51st.

A 7-0 pasting of Schalke by Gladbach would allow Bayern to take the lead at the top of the table for the first time in the season.  Schalke had been in the lead since matchday two.