Last season in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich scored 100 goals in 34 games; however, did you know that wasn’t the Bavarians’ highest goal total in a single season? Way back in the 1971/72 season, Bayern dropped 101 goals on the Bundesliga, led by Gerd Müller’s 40 goals and Uli Hoeneß’s 13 goals. While last season’s group came close, can the 2020/21 squad finally hit that 102 goal mark?
Following Matchday 1’s breathtaking 8-0 massacre of Schalke at the Allianz Arena, I decided to bring back a feature that our old buddy grudnik used to run here at BFW. We’re going to track Bayern’s progress to breaking a seemingly unbeatable record. Let’s get to it.
Led by Serge Gnabry’s hat trick, Bayern romped to a big 8-0 victory over Schalke. Leon Goretzka, Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Müller, Leroy Sané, and Jamal Musiala also found the back of the net.
With second half goals from Paul Breitner and Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern dispatched Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-1. Franz Krauthausen scored the opening goal.
Head-to-Head Comparison - Matchday 1
Bayern 2020/21: 8 goals
Bayern 1971/72: 3 goals
There are few better ways that Bayern could’ve started the 2020/21 season than dropping EIGHT goals in the opener. A five goal head start after Matchday 1 is hard to beat.