Real Madrid extend Spanish-record scoring run to 50 games
Karim Benzema’s first-half goal against Alavés sealed Real’s half-century, but Bayern Munich’s record of 61 is still some way off.
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema’s first-half goal against Alavés on Sunday extended the team’s Spanish record of scoring in consecutive games to 50.
Benzema’s effort was followed by strikes from Isco and Nacho Fernández as Zinedine Zidane’s men ran out 3-0 winners at the Santiago Bernabéu to finish LaLiga week 29 two points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand.
Los Blancos’ run in front of goal has seen them find the net in LaLiga, the Champions League, the Copa del Rey, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
The half-century has brought 36 victories, 11 draws and only three losses, while Real’s goals-for column shows an impressive 135, with 57 against.
The last time Madrid failed to score was 26 April 2016, in a 0-0 draw away to Manchester City in the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition.
Meanwhile, you have to go back a little further, to a 1-0 defeat to Atlético Madrid on 27 February 2016, to find the most recent home blank drawn by Real.
With an intense April that includes games against neighbours Atlético and a potential title showdown in El Clásico against rivals Barcelona, either side of a two-legged Bayern Munich battle in the Champions League quarter-finals, reaching the scoring record for a team from one of Europe’s top leagues would be some feat. That mark of 61 matches was set between 16 March 2013 and 5 April 2014 by Bayern.
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