History made: Bayern break the 100-goal barrier

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With a 2-1 win over SC Freiburg, FC Bayern have achieved something historic: for the first time in the club's history, the team have scored 100 Bundesliga goals in a single calendar year! Bayern are rampant, scoreing 40 goals this season already and netting at least once in every game so far.

"This shows that we have a very attack-minded style of play," said Thomas Müller after the final whistle. The longest-serving Munich forward was pleased with a milestone that has not been acheived sincce 1.FC Köln hit the mark in 1977. "We have the quality to create many scoring chances and we also enjoy scoring goals enormously."

Robert Lewandowski's goal to make it 2-0 was Bayern's 100th Bundesliga goal in 2021.

This outstanding strike rate is thanks in particular to Julian Nagelsmann's extremely varied attack: Thomas Müller (4), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, Leroy Sané, Joshua Kimmich (all 3), Jamal Musiala, Leon Goreztka and Kingsley Coman have each scored at least two Bundesliga goals this season; Serge Gnabry has six to his name and Robert Lewandowski has netted an incredible 13 times already. Before the match against Freiburg, Nagelsmann had, in light of this, described his selection headache as to who to pick for the starting XI as a "luxury problem".

Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidžić is also impressed with the feat of breaking the 100 mark: "The team is incredibly hungry, even if they've already scored two or three goals." He went on to say that it's now a matter of finding an even better balance between defence and attack. "We've only conceded 11 goals so far, but we want to concede even fewer," said Salihamidžić.

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