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Bayern Munich’s Quest for 102 Goals: Matchday 1 Comparison

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Bayern Munich scored a staggering 101 goals when they won the Meisterschale in the 1971/72 season. Is this the year they break that nearly 50 year old record?

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Schalke 04 - Bundesliga Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

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.

2020/21 Season

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.

1971/72 Season

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.