Real Madrid set to break a Liga record with a 17 straight league victories when the Los Blancos host Villarreal at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid will surpass Barcelona’s record of 16 straight Liga victories under Pep Guardiola if they beat Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Real broke club record as a fourth straight La Liga win of the campaign over Espanyol took them three points clear at the top.
The Frenchman took over from Rafa Benitez at Real last season and after his losing the Madrid derby 1-0 at home to Atletico in late February, and he led Los Blancos to 12 straight success in the La Liga – a run that saw his side miss out on the title by just one point to Barca in the end.
Zidane has already got himself a Champions League trophy less than Six month into the job. Now, he’s in the Madrid and La Liga history books and gunning to erase Guardiola’s name with a win against Villarreal.
Even better news, Cristiono Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are back for Los Blancos, just in time to help Madrid re-writes history.
Madrid were missing the two players against Espanyol 2-0 victory.
After securing the victory, Zidane praised his team for carrying him to the record in his post-match interview:
“It’s nice to get the record — it comes from the work all the lads are doing, they’re doing phenomenally. The most important is to keep picking up points, as La Liga is very long.”
By Matthews Moraba