Real Madrid want to be the greatest invincibles

   

Overcoming Sevilla on Thursday night will allow Real Madrid to claim ownership of the Spanish record for consecutive matches without losing, but Los Blancos may have even bigger plans in mind.

Barcelona, like the current Real team, managed to go 39 games unbeaten but there are plenty of bigger streaks to look out for.

Egyptian side Al Ahly proudly claim a 55-match run but in reality their cup defeat at game 14 reduces this to 41, putting them behind the impressive 45 tally of Dinamo Zagreb, ended by Bayern Munich in September 2015.

Across Europe’s major leagues, Antonio Conte’s Juventus side represent the zenith of these streaks, lasting 43 games in 2011/12 as they won Serie A without defeat before Napoli got the better of them in the Coppa Italia final.

Before them it was AC Milan under Fabio Capello who lost just one league match in two whole seasons, clocking up 42 matches across all competitions in the process, whilst the English record stands with Brian Clough’s 40-game run at Nottingham Forest in the late ’70s.

That leaves just Barcelona’s stretch in the last campaign before Real’s previous best of 34 lies behind the likes of Benfica, Liverpool, and Milan’s other strong runs, showing just how much of an achievement Zinedine Zidane’s current lot are onto.

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