Karim Benzema’s last minute equaliser for Real Madrid against Sevilla on Thursday night meant the Spanish giants broke the Spanish record for consecutive matches without defeat, equalling Nottingham Forest’s English record, as this stat from Opta shows.
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 13, 2017
It’s an incredible run and shows that Zinedine Zidane is fast becoming as impressive a manager as he was a midfielder.
As impressive as it is, Real Madrid still have a long way to go to surpass the club who holds the European record; Celtic.
As shown by UEFA, The Bhoys went an incredible sixty-two games without defeat between 1915 and 1917. They leads giants such as Juventus, who broke the Italian record in 2012 and Ajax, who have held the Dutch record since 1996.
Despite the record being made almost a century ago, it’s still a source of pride for Celtic supporters.
The Hoops’ rich history often stands alone in world football and this is just further proof of that.