Bayern Munich enjoyed historic goal scoring season

Bayern Munich forwards were lethal in front of goal during 2020/21 season. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich forwards were lethal in front of goal during 2020/21 season. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

It was a historic 2020/21 season for Bayern Munich when it came to scoring goals. The Bundesliga champions registered an incredible 99 goals in 34 matches played in the German top flight. They were relentless when it came to goal scoring as they averaged 2.91 goals per game.

This tremendous display of finishing ability allowed them to lead Europe’s top five leagues in goals scored. No other club in the Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, or Ligue 1 was able to match the number of goals scored by Die Roten in their respective domestic campaign.

Outscoring the other big clubs

Rekordmeister finished as the top-scoring club in Europe’s top five leagues by a nine-goal margin. Atalanta registered 90 goals during their campaign to finish in second place and fellow Serie A club, and champion, Inter Milan were closer behind in third place with 89 goals.

Rounding out the top five were Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain who both recorded 86 goals. The fact that the German Champions plays four fewer matches than any other of the top five leagues makes this accomplishment even more impressive.

When it came to the champions of the top five leagues, aside from Inter Milan, Die Roten were by far the club who scored the most goals. Manchester City registered 83 goals, Lille scored 64 goals, and Atletico Madrid recorded 67 goals. Bayern’s offensive power was certainly the strongest part of their game this season as they finished outside the top 20 in Europe when it came to the fewest goals conceded. All the other champions were well within the top ten in the fewest goals allowed.

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Leading the big leagues for the first time in 30 years

The last time Die Roten was able to register the highest number of goals scored in Europe’s top five leagues was in the 1990/91 season when they finished with 74 goalsDie Roten tied for the top spot with Barcelona who also scored 74 goals in their La Liga winning campaign.

Thirty years later and Rekordmeister has reclaimed the top spot after narrowly finishing in second place last season. Manchester City scored 102 goals to Bayern’s 100 goals during the 2019/20 season.

Powered by Robert Lewandowski

When the European Golden Boot winner is on the team sheet, there are bound to be plenty of goals scored throughout the season. That’s exactly the impact Lewandowski had for the German Champions as he registered 41 goals to break the Bundesliga single-season scoring record.

Next. Bayern Munich could once again try to sign Hudson-Odoi. dark

The Polish striker accounted for 41% of the goals scored by Bayern during the Bundesliga season. It’s only fitting that Bayern would lead Europe’s top leagues in goals scored in the same campaign where Lewandowski broke an iconic record.