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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 16 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'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 15 of the current season, Bayern stand at 43 goals scored, giving them an average of about 2.9 goals per game, which puts them on pace for 97 goals.

Up this week

After being picked apart by a very good Gladbach team, and losing 1-3, Bayern look to get back on track to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time in what seems like an eternity.  Up next are the Bundesliga newbies, FC Ingolstadt.

The tiny club, located only 70 km from Munich, was everyone's pick to automatically be relegated, considering the minuscule budget and complete lack of experience among the big boys.  Apparently, nobody told the Schanzers, who have been solidly entrenched at mid-table, even reaching sixth place at one point (matchday eight), while also hanging onto eighth place for a while.  How do they do it?  With defense, sporting the second-stingiest goals-against mark so far this season (only behind Bayern).  However, this comes at a price, as the offense is the worst in the league, with a paltry 11 goals to their name (about a quarter of what Bayern has managed so far).

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 19

2015-16 - 43 goals

1971-72 - 36 goals

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

Matchday 16, 2015-16

Opponent: FC Ingolstadt

Goals Allowed: 15

Result: TBD

Matchday 16, 1971-72

Opponent: Borussia Dortmund

Goals Allowed: 31

Result: 11-1 win, Home

The record holders from 43 years ago hosted Dortmund, who were hanging around just above the relegation zone.  What would follow would be one of the worst beatings ever taken by a Bundesliga side.  Bayern would score four goals in the first half, including two by Gerd Müller (11th and 45th minute) and one each by Uli Hoeness (20) and Wilhelm Hoffmann (39).  The second half would only get worse, as Hoeness (49), Franz Beckenbauer (54), Paul Breitner (59), "Bulle" Roth (64, 89) and Müller (83, 90, for a total of four) would score to pummel their future rivals.  The only bright spot for the visitors was a consolation goal to make it 6:1, before the humiliation continued.

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