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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 7 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 six of the current season, Bayern stand at 20 goals scored, giving them an average of 3.33 goals per game, which puts them on pace for 113 goals.

Up next is a trip to Mainz, the perennial mid-table team that had started this season reasonably well, but is currently, you guessed it, at midtable, in ninth place.  Bayern will look to build on their record start, claiming all 18 points from six games, and sporting a +17 goal differential, which equals the record start they had during their triple-winning season of 2012/13.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 28

2015-16 - 20 goals

1971-72 - 14 goals

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

Matchday 7, 2015-16

Opponent: 1. FSV Mainz 05

Goals Allowed: 6

Result: TBD

Matchday 7, 1971-72

Opponent: Arminia Bielefeld

Goals Allowed: 13

Result: 1-1 draw, Home

The record holders from 43 years ago welcomed the lowly Bielefeld team, sitting in second-to-last place, to Munich.  Bayern went down early on a seventh minute score by Karl-Heinz Brücken, and had to wait until the 51st minute for an equalizer on a header by Gerd Müller.  Unfortunately, Bayern couldn't muster any more goals, and ended up with an embarrassing  draw at home, to the team that would end up dead-last at the end of the season, while also losing their playing license from the DFB in a huge corruption and bribery scandal involving the previous season's relegation battle.

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