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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 15 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 14 of the current season, Bayern stand at 42 goals scored, giving them an average of 3.00 goals per game, which puts them on pace for 102 goals.

Up this week

After defeating fourth-place Hertha BSC this past weekend, Bayern again face a fourth-place team in Gladbach, who moved past Hertha after coming back from being down 1-3 in a thrilling game in Hoffenheim, and tying the game late, and securing a point.

After early season struggles, including a five game losing streak to start the Bundesliga, which cost coach Lucien Favre his job, Gladbach recovered under new coach Andre Schubert, working their way back to where everyone expected them to be, in contention for a Champions League spot.  Although they've given up the most goals of any team not in the relegation zone at 22, they have actually tightened up their defensive play since allowing 12 in the first five games, only letting in seven goals in eight games since, before the recent scorefest against Hoffenheim.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 20

2015-16 - 42 goals

1971-72 - 34 goals

Pace: This season's FC Bayern is 8 ahead of the 1971/72 team.

Matchday 15, 2015-16

Opponent: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Goals Allowed: 22

Result: TBD

Matchday 15, 1971-72

Opponent: Eintracht Frankfurt

Goals Allowed: 29

Result: 2-3 loss, Away

The record holders from 43 years ago traveled to Frankfurt to battle ninth-place Eintracht, and would quickly go down on a 3rd minute goal by forward Thomas Parits.  The half would end with Bayern being 0-1 down.  The second half started more positively for the Reds, with Gerd Müller scoring a brace in a span of two minutes (56th and 58th minutes) to put Bayern up by a goal.  But, Frankfurt club legend Bernd Hölzenbein (also best known for being the player that was fouled in the 1974 World Cup final, which would result in a Paul Breitner equalizer against the Netherlands) would square things up again at 2-2 only three minutes later, before defenseman Friedel Lutz would decide the game for the hosts in the 70th minute, to make the final result a 2-3 loss for Bayern.

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