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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 4 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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We're baaaack.

After taking a run at the team goal scoring record last season, only to fade late while battling an unusually bad spell of injuries, while already having clinched the Bundesliga title early, the 2014-15 FC Bayern Munich team ended well short of 101, scoring "only" 80 goals.

But, once again, 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.

After matchday three of the current season, Bayern stand at ten goals scored, giving them an average of 3.33 goals per game, putting them on pace for 113 goals.

Up next are their Bavarian rivals, FC Augsburg, who will visit Munich next Saturday, September 12th.  In the past few seasons, Augsburg has given Bayern quite a bit of trouble, even beating the German record champions at the Allianz Arena on matchday 32 last season by a score of 1-0.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 31

2015-16 - 10 goals

1971-72 - 9 goals

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

Matchday 4, 2015-16

Opponent: FC Augsburg

Goals Allowed: 3

Result: TBD

Matchday 4, 1971-72

Opponent: Rot-Weiß Oberhausen

Goals Allowed: 4

Result: 1-1 draw, Away

The record holders from 43 years ago had some trouble in Oberhausen (which wouldn't be repeated in the return match), going down 0-1 in the 19th minute, before Danish international defender Johnny Hansen scored late in the 82nd minute to equalize, and secure one point for Bayern.