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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 23 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 will need to crank up their scoring in the last dozen games to have a chance.

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 22 of the current season, Bayern stand at 56 goals scored, giving them an average of about 2.55 goals per game, which puts them on pace for about 87 goals.

Up this week

With one eye on the impending Champions League match against Juventus, Bayern started slow, even allowing the promoted Darmstadt to take a 1-0 lead, before turning on the offense, and easily beating the visitors 3-1.

On Saturday, the Rekordmeister travels to Wolfsburg, to take on a club that has been disappointing this season.  Expected to challenge for the title again, the Wolves are currently wallowing in eighth place, three points out of a spot in the Europa League. Will there be another Lewandowski goal-fest, like in the last matchup at Allianz Arena, when the Polish striker came on at halftime to blast Wolfsburg with five goals in ten minutes?  Well, that would definitely help towards getting the record.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 12

2015-16 - 56 goals

1971-72 - 59 goals

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

Matchday 23, 2015-16

Opponent: VfL Wolfsburg

Goals Allowed: 29

Result: TBD

Matchday 23, 1971-72

Opponent: 1. FC Kaiserslautern

Goals Allowed: 33

Result: 3-1 win, Home

The record holders from 43 years ago hosted Kaiserslautern, who were sitting in sixth place.  The guests would score a late goal by forward Klaus Ackermann in the first half (43rd minute) to take a lead into the locker room.  However, in the second half, who else but Gerd Müller would equalize with a header in the 55th minute, with Franz "Bulle" Roth putting Bayern up 2-1 only two minutes later.  Gerd Müller would strike again in the 77th minute to put the game out of reach, for the final score of 3-1.