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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 21 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, but they've fallen off the pace a bit lately.

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 20 of the current season, Bayern stand at 50 goals scored, giving them an average of about 2.5 goals per game, which puts them on pace for about 85 goals.

Up this week

After failing to score in a tight match against Leverkusen last week, the task doesn't get much easier, as Bayern have to travel to their Bavarian neighbors, FC Augsburg.

Markus Weinzierl and his team are the only team in the Bundesliga to have beaten Bayern twice during Pep Guardiola's tenure, albeit with both victories coming after the Rekordmeister had already clinched the title the last two seasons.  Games against Augsburg have always been a scrappy affair, so keeping pace with the 1971/72 team will be quite a challenge.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 14

2015-16 - 50 goals

1971-72 - 50 goals

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

Matchday 21, 2015-16

Opponent: FC Augsburg

Goals Allowed: 28

Result: TBD

Matchday 21, 1971-72

Opponent: Rot-Weiß Oberhausen

Goals Allowed: 38

Result: 7-0 win, Away

The record holders from 43 years ago hosted relegation-threatened Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, a club that only ended up spending three years in the Bundesliga, never finished higher than 14th, and was implicated in the Bundesliga bribery scandal of 1971.  Bayern proceeded to dismantle the small club, with Gerd Müller opening the scoring in the 38th minute.  A header by forward Wolfgang Sühnholz three minutes later would double the lead going into halftime.  Things only got worse in the second half for the visitors, when Müller added four more goals to his tally (51st, 54th, 77th and 82nd minutes) to bring his total to five on the day, before substitute forward Franz Krauthausen scored to bring the final score to 7-0.

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