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Real Madrid's record scoring run hits 60 games, one off Bayern

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Real Madrid's record scoring run hits 60 games, one off Bayern

Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Granada

SERGIO CAMACHO

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The Liga game in Granada sandwiched between Champions League semi-finals against Atlético was unlikely to knock Madrid off track to break Bayern Munich's record.

A goal in the second minute from James Rodriguez against Granada was enough to ensure that Real Madrid's incredible scoring run continued. A great run and cross from Lucas Vázquez on the right meant that the Colombian only had to get his knee on the ball to get it across the line amongst nervy defenders. This maintains Real Madrid's run of scoring in consecutive games to 60, further extending the Spanish record and putting them just one behind Bayern Munich's European milestone. 

Ronaldo nods home

Another goal from James and a brace from Álvaro Morata ensured a very comprehensive 0-4 first half lead and the score stayed that way till the end giving the Liga title favourites the required three points.  

The last time Real Madrid failed to find the back of the net was against Manchester City in the Champions League last April. It's been over a year of goals.

Atlético up next for Real Madrid

Real Madrid's next fixture is away to neighbours Atlético in the Champions League second leg. Although defending that 3-0 lead, they'll be hoping to get a few more chances in the last ever derby at El Calderón.


Goals, goals, goals for Real Madrid

Los Blancos' run in front of goal has seen them find the net in LaLiga, the Champions League, the Copa del Rey, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.

The more than half-century has now reaped 44 victories, 12 draws and four losses, with Real's goals-for column posting an impressive 169, with 70 conceded.

The last time Madrid failed to score was 26 April 2016, in a 0-0 draw away to Manchester City in the semi-finals of Europe's premier club competition.

Meanwhile, you have to go back a little further, to a 1-0 defeat to Atlético Madrid on 27 February 2016, to find the most recent home blank drawn by Real.

Cristiano Ronaldo: one of the reasons for the goalscoring run


Real Madrid against Atlético

Despite facing LaLiga's stingiest defence a few weeks ago Real managed to hit the back of the net against Atlético then through Pepe in a 1-1 draw, and they did it again last week at the Bernabéu in under 10 minutes with Ronaldo heading home, with the striker going on to hit the back of the net twice more.

If Real Madrid can score against Atlético yet again, in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday, they will equal Bayern's record scoring run of 61 consecutive scoring games. Their record was set between 16 March 2013 and 5 April 2014. 

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
1Real Madrid 65 20 5 2
2Barcelona 63 19 6 3
3Atlético 58 17 7 5
Full standing
Next matches
Real Madrid - Alavés D-02/04 16:15
Leganés - Real Madrid X-05/04 21:30
Real Madrid - Atlético S-08/04 16:15
Fixtures

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*Update at 2 de abril de 2017

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