Madrid are one goal away from Barça’s 73-year record

Madrid are one goal away from Barça’s 73-year record

Zidane’s men need just a single goal to make it 44 consecutive matches finding the back of the net, potentially equalling Barça’s run between 1942 and 1944.

Just the one

A single goal is all Real Madrid need to draw level with a 73-year goal-scoring record in Spanish football, currently held by Barcelona. Should Los Blancos score against Villarreal at Estadio de la Cerámica (20:45 CET), they will make it 44 consecutive games finding the back of the net, equalling Barça’s consecutive goal-scoring run between 1942 and 1944.

Records

Despite their recent hiccup against Valencia, Zidane’s side march on, particularly in front of goal, and have already overtaken Luis Enrique’s record of 39 games unbeaten in the process. Cristiano Ronaldo’s header on Wednesday at Mestalla was Madrid’s only goal in a 2-1 defeat; nevertheless, it still managed to keep up their run of beating the opposition keeper, and was their 43rd game seeing the onion bag bulge.

Strikes

Over the course of this run, Real’s record reads 31 wins, nine draws and three defeats, with Cristiano the sharpest shooter with 26 goals, followed by Benzema (14), Morata (11) and Ramos (9). One more goal will see them rewrite the history books.

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