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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 5 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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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 four of the current season, Bayern stand at twelve goals scored, giving them an average of 3.0 goals per game, putting them on pace for 102 goals.

Up next are the newly promoted Darmstadt, who will host Bayern in their tiny 17,000 person stadium called Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor.  It's the first official encounter in 34 years, so checking the historical record between the two teams wouldn't be very useful.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 30

2015-16 - 12 goals

1971-72 - 10 goals

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

Matchday 5, 2015-16

Opponent: SV Darmstadt 98

Goals Allowed: 3

Result: TBD

Matchday 5, 1971-72

Opponent: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Goals Allowed: 2

Result: 2-0 win, Home

The record holders from 43 years ago scored two goals in the first half, with a direct free kick by Franz "Bulle" Roth in the 27th minute, and another strike by Uli Hoeneß four minutes later, while keeping Jupp Heynckes and the rest of the Foals off the scoresheet, for a comfortable 2-0 win at home at the Grünwalderstadion.