Real Madrid have equalled Barcelona’s Spanish record of 39 matches unbeaten in all competitions.
Zinédine Zidane’s team emulated the feat achieved by their great rivals when they defeated Granada 5-0 in their first Liga fixture of 2017. Coincidentally, it was the Santiago Bernabéu club who ended Barcelona’s streak, prevailing 2-1 at the Camp Nou on 2 April 2016 thanks to a late Cristiano Ronaldo goal.
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Four days later Madrid succumbed 2-0 to Wolfsburg in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie. The Whites have not come unstuck since and on Thursday will attempt to make it 40 without loss when they visit Sevilla in the Copa del Rey.
How Barcelona and Real Madrid’s sequences compare:
Barcelona: P39 W30 D9 L0 F122 A23
Madrid: P39, W30, D9, L0 F113, A34
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 7, 2017