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Still A Record After 50 years: Bayern's Glorious End to 101-Goal Season

Bayern have always been known in the Bundesliga for thrilling attacking football - but one season from their 57-year stay in the top flight sticks out more than the rest. It's exactly 50 years to the day since the German record champions ended the 1971/72 season with 101 goals, a record that still stands today. In a true title decider on the final matchday, Udo Lattek's side beat FC Schalke 04 5-1 - but they weren't the only reasons why this was a historic day for the Bavarians.

Bayern have always been known in the Bundesliga for thrilling attacking football - but one season from their 57-year stay in the top flight sticks out more than the rest. It's exactly 50 years to the day since the German record champions ended the 1971/72 season with 101 goals, a record that still stands today. In a true title decider on the final matchday, Udo Lattek's side beat FC Schalke 04 5-1 - but they weren't the only reasons why this was a historic day for the Bavarians.

Unusually, the man who personified goal threat in his day did not get on the scoresheet in the memorable rout against Schalke 50 years ago. The Royal Blues' defence at least managed to keep Gerd Müller quiet - to an extent - on that night, although his teammates made the most of the space they were afforded as a result. Müller didn't mind, as probably the best forward in the world at the time had already been crowned the top scorer for that season with an unassailable 40 goals. That too was a record, which eluded generations of Bundesliga strikers for 49 years before a certain Robert Lewandowski broke it in May 2021 with his 41st goal in virtually the last minute of the 2020/21 season. The Pole proved that even the greatest records are not untouchable forever.

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