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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 18 Comparison

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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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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're well on their way.

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, who would tally 40 times that season, gracing the roster.

Current count

After matchday 17 of the current season, Bayern stand at 46 goals scored, giving them an average of about 2.7 goals per game, which puts them on pace for 92 goals.

Up this week

After a much needed winter break, it looks like Bayern is finally getting healthy again.  Unfortunately for their next opponent, Hamburg can't say the same thing.  Their winter training camp went poorly, and multiple starters are either out (Emir Spahic) or banged up and questionable (Pierre-Michel Lasogga and captain Johan Djourou), with no money in their coffers to be able to afford reinforcements in the current transfer window.  It's a great way to get ready to host the Bavarian juggernaut known as FC Bayern.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 17

2015-16 - 46 goals

1971-72 - 47 goals

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

Matchday 18, 2015-16

Opponent: Hamburger SV

Goals Allowed: 23

Result: TBD

Matchday 18, 1971-72

Opponent: Fortuna Düsseldorf

Goals Allowed: 23

Result: 1-0 win, Away

The record holders from 43 years ago traveled to 12th place Fortuna Düsseldorf, who had just been promoted prior to that season.  After a scoreless first half, leading scorer Gerd Müller would head in the winning (and only) goal of the game, for a 1-0 victory.