FC Bayern Munich have 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.
Who are they chasing? None other than the 1971/72 FC Bayern team, with the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeness, Sepp Maier, and, most importantly, Gerd Müller gracing the roster.
Even though the current Bayern team has been rocked by injuries, and only had 15 players on the roster, they managed to keep pace with the record keepers, scoring three goals against Eintracht Frankfurt last Saturday. Now comes an away game with Hoffenheim, who have never won against Bayern in their history, but typically keep the games close in their own house against the Rekordmeister.
Number of games remaining: 6
2014/15 - 74 goals
1971/72 - 81 goals
This season's FC Bayern is seven behind the 1971/72 team.
Matchday 28, 2015
Opponent: TSG Hoffenheim
Goals Allowed: 45
Previous meeting: 4-0 win, Home
Matchday 27, 1972
Opponent: MSV Duisburg
Goals Allowed: 41
Previous meeting: 5-1 win, Home
Result: 0-3 loss
The record holders from 43 years ago laid an inexplicable egg against mid-table MSV Duisburg, losing by a score of 0-3. This presents a chance for the current team to make up some of those seven goals they are still lagging behind, but, with another midweek Champions League match coming up, and needing a good performance against FC Porto to stay alive in the competition, Pep Guardiola is expected to do some heavy rotating, in order to give his workhorses some rest. How will that affect Bayern's offensive output on the road?