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 Bayern team, with the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeneß, Sepp Maier, and, most importantly, Gerd Müller gracing the roster.
Coming off a sensational 6-1 win against FC Porto in the Champions League, despite still missing so many key players, Bayern re riding a wave of euphoria. The injury situation is starting to look up (Arjen Robben, Javi Martínez and Medhi Benatia all returned to practice), even with the terrible news that Holger Badstuber just went down again, and will miss the rest of the season.
Up next is Hertha Berlin, who will visit the the Allianz Arena on Saturday. They managed a very respectable 1-0 loss at home in the Hinrunde against the Reds, but playing in Munich is usually a very different proposition.
Number of games remaining: 5
2014/15 - 76 goals
1971/72 - 81 goals
This season's FC Bayern is five behind the 1971/72 team.
Matchday 30, 2015
Opponent: Hertha BSC
Goals Allowed: 45
Previous meeting: 1-0 win, Away
Matchday 30, 1972
Opponent: Hamburger SV
Goals Allowed: 43
Previous meeting: 4-1 win, Away
Result: 4-3 win
The record holders from 43 years ago got back to their goal scoring ways after getting blanked by Duisburg the week before, and netted four against HSV.
The big question once again is, with a big mid-week match coming up on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal semifinal, who will get rested by Pep Guardiola? Will Lewandowski get to continue his quest to repeat as the Bundesliga scoring champion, or will he watch from the bench? Is Thomas Müller due for a breather, considering how many games and miles are in his legs? All we really know is, time is running out for this season's team to catch the 1971/72 team, needing to score 25 goals in five games to equalize.