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Bayern better Werder Bremen's 1985/56 Bundesliga goal-scoring record

By Akhil Fisher

Bayern have been fierce and hard to handle up front for defenses across Bundesliga this season.

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As we enter the second half of the Bundesliga season, Bayern München have set the record for most goals scored after 19 match days. The Bavarians have seen a blistering spark in attack with the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller upfront – scoring a total of 57 goals and averaging 3 goals per game.


The previous record was held by the remarkable Werder Bremen team of 1985/86 season who had knocked in 55 goals, eighteen ahead of second-placed Bayern Munich and sat in the first place after 19 match days. In the end, however, Bayern turned out to be eventual title winners with 49 points – the same as Werder Bremen, but bettering with a +9 goal difference. Bayern scored 82 goals in a fantastic goal-scoring run in the latter half of the season but nonetheless, Werder remained top scorers with 83 goals – conceding 41 goals, ten more than Bayern.



Rudi Völler, Frank Ordenewitz and Frank Neubarth (third highest Bundesliga 1985/86 scorer), were the shining trio upfront for Werder Bremen during that goal scoring phase.

In stark contrast, Werder this season sit in the 11th position. They have scored 24 and conceded 27.

Between the two top scorers for Bayern Munich this season, the Polish marksman has scored the lion-share of goals – with 27, a brilliant sixteen ahead of second placed Muller with 11 goals. Lewandowski averages 69 minutes per goal, totaling as many shots this season.

So far, 15 Bayern players have found the back of the net, but Lewandowski and Müller are the only two to have registered double figures.



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