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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 22 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, 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 21 of the current season, Bayern stand at 53 goals scored, giving them an average of about 2.52 goals per game, which puts them on pace for about 86 goals.

Up this week

Bayern's offense woke up again last week against FC Augsburg, tallying three times against a historically tough opponent.

On Saturday, Darmstadt 98 comes calling at the Allianz Arena.  The newly-promoted club has been hanging around in the middle of the table, contrary to most people's expectations of bringing up the rear of the league, but their place in 13th is tenuous at best, being only four points above the relegation playoff spot.  How much Bayern scores on them will greatly depend on how many starters Pep Guardiola rests in anticipation of the big round of 16 clash with Juventus Turin in the Champions League.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 13

2015-16 - 53 goals

1971-72 - 57 goals

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

Matchday 22, 2015-16

Opponent: Darmstadt 98

Goals Allowed: 31

Result: TBD

Matchday 22, 1971-72

Opponent: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Goals Allowed: 23

Result: 2-2 draw, Away

The record holders from 43 years ago traveled to their soon-to-be rivals for domination of Germany, Borussia Mönchengladbach, who were a mere two points behind Bayern, in third place.  Gladbach would quickly go up 2-0, with future legend Jupp Heynckes scoring a brace in the fourth and 20th minutes, before the Reds would close the gap to one goal by a tally from forward Edgar Schneider three minutes later.  The teams would go into halftime at 2-1 for the hosts.

Shortly after the start of the second half, midfielder Franz "Bulle" Roth would equalize, allowing Bayern to go home with a point.