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Zidane one victory away from Real record of 1960-61

The Frenchman has overseen 14 consecutive victories and is one game away from matching the record of 1960-61 under Muñoz.

Zidane one victory away from Real record of 1960-61
Jesús Aguilera

Zinedine Zidane has an innate discretion and prefers not to linger on his own merits but to transfer praise to his players. However, he is racking up some historic numbers at Real Madrid. As well as winning the Champions League in his first half-season in charge, in the league the Frenchman has now overseen 14 consecutive victories, one short of the club record set by Miguel Muñoz in 1960-61, with a side that included Alfredo di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskas, Gento et al. If Real pick up another three wins, Zidane’s side will also beat the Liga record set by Barcelona in 2010-11.

12 wins last season

Real ended the championship last season with 12 straight victories, which kept the side in the title race until the final day despite Zidane taking over the team in January, five points adrift of Barcelona and four behind Atlético. This season has started with two victories, over Real Sociedad and Celta.

14 different scorers

Like Muñoz’s legendary side, Zidane’s run includes a victory in Camp Nou. Real have won every match they have played in the league since losing the derby to Atlético on February 27 and 14 players have scored during that sequence: Cristiano Ronaldo (13), Gareth Bale (8), Karim Benzema (5), Lucas Vázquez and Jesé (3), Isco and James (2) and Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Álvaro Morata and Toni Kroos (1).

Only six players found the net in Muñoz’s record run: Di Stéfano (16), Puskas (15), Del Sol (13), Gento (7), Canario (4) and Aguirre (1).

Liga BBVA

Table PTS W D L
2Barcelona 6 2 0 0
3Real Madrid 6 2 0 0
4Sevilla 4 1 1 0
Full standing
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Leaders

  • Luis Suárez3Goals
  • Sergi Roberto157Passes
  • Casemiro36Steals

*Update 29 de agosto de 2016

Standing: Vicente, Di Stéfano, Santamaría, Casado, Vidal, Pachín, Muñoz; Front row: Manolín Bueno, Del Sol, Marquitos, Puskas and Gento.