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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 19 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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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 18 of the current season, Bayern stand at 48 goals scored, giving them an average of about 2.67 goals per game, which puts them on pace for 91 goals.

Up this week

The rust from the month-long winter break showed a little in the Rückrunde opener in Hamburg, but Bayern came away with a deserved win, after dominating most of the game.

Next up is TSG Hoffenheim, who will visit Munich on Sunday.  The little overachieving club from the tiny town of just over 3000 people is struggling this season, and finds itself in 17th place, and fighting for its Bundesliga survival.  Although they managed to earn a draw at home against Bayer Leverkusen this week, and had a respectable 1-2 loss at home to Bayern on matchday 2, playing the league leaders at the Allianz Arena is a completely different story.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 16

2015-16 - 48 goals

1971-72 - 48 goals

Pace: This season's FC Bayern is even with the 1971/72 team.

Matchday 19, 2015-16

Opponent: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Goals Allowed: 26

Result: TBD

Matchday 19, 1971-72

Opponent: Hertha Berlin

Goals Allowed: 27

Result: 1-0 win, Home

The record holders from 43 years ago hosted 6th place Hertha Berlin.  After a scoreless first half, forward Edgar Schneider, who came on at halftime as a substitute, would score the game's lone goal in the 53rd minute to give Bayern a 1-0 win.