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Real Madrid Set New Club Unbeaten Record

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos produced another moment of late drama by powering home a stoppage time winner to beat Deportivo la Coruna 3-2 as the European champions set a new club record of 35 games without defeat in all competitions.

Zinedine Zidane’s men have now surpassed Real’s previous record mark of 34 games unbeaten from the 1988/89 season under Dutch coach Leo Beenhakker.

This Champions League winners has not lost in an official game since they lost to to Wolfsburg 2-0 on 6 April.

Next up for Zidane’s side is the Spanish football record, which is held by Luis Enrique when his side went 39 games undefeated in the 2015-16 campaign.

To break that record, Madrid have to win their semi-final and final in the Club World Cup that they head off to Japan for on Monday before getting through a yet to be named opponent in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last 16 without defeat.

The 39th game would be at home to relegation threatened Granada and the second leg in the Copa would be the record breaking 40th.

That said, Zidane does still have four other coaches to reach and overtake before he seals the out-and-out record. Two of those belong to Milan (36 games between 1991 and 1992 and 42 games between 1992 and 1993) as well as Brian Clough’s 42-game run with Nottingham Forest in 1978.

The current record is held by Juventus, whose unbeaten run stretched to 43 matches between 2011 and 2012, although under two different managers – Antonio Conte in the 2011-12 season, and Luigi Delneri, at the end of the 2010-11 campaign.