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Bayern Munich's Quest for 101 Goals - Matchday 20 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 19 of the current season, Bayern stand at 50 goals scored, giving them an average of about 2.63 goals per game, which puts them on pace for about 89 goals.

Up this week

In a much better performance than the week before, Bayern dominated the visiting Hoffenheim team, but failed to capitalize on their multitude of chances, only tallying two scores.

Next up is a trip to Leverkusen, to take on the Werkself.  Even though Bayern easily handled Bayer at the Allianz Arena on matchday 3, with a comfortable 3-0 win, the Reds have had a lot of trouble recently when playing them away from home.  Leverkusen sport the third-best defense in the Bundesliga (tied with Hertha BSC, behind Ingolstadt and league leaders, Bayern), so scoring goals will require better execution than against the minnows from Hoffenheim.

Goals Scored

Number of games remaining: 15

2015-16 - 50 goals

1971-72 - 49 goals

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

Matchday 20, 2015-16

Opponent: Bayer Leverkusen

Goals Allowed: 21 (tied for third best)

Result: TBD

Matchday 20, 1971-72

Opponent: Eintracht Braunschweig

Goals Allowed: 24

Result: 1-1 draw, Away

The record holders from 43 years ago traveled to Braunschweig, to face off against the 11th ranked Eintracht.  After a scoreless first half, all the scoring happened in a two minute span, with an own goal in the 48th minute by Braunschweig midfielder Eberhard Haun giving Bayern the lead, only for the Reds to concede the equalizer to defender Joachim Bäse in the 50th minute.