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REAL MADRID 2 - 1 SPORTING GIJON

Sporting win sees Zidane equal Ancelotti's unbeaten run

The Italian coach went 31 games without a defeat in the 2013-14 campaign, although in Spain Beenhakker currently holds the record: 34 games unbeaten 1988 and 1989. Juventus-Real Madrid live

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Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane.
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Real Madrid-Sporting match report

Kicking on after Wolfsburg defeat

Since their 2-0 defeat against Wolfsburg in the Champions League on 6 April, Real Madrid have not tasted defeat, and currently find themselves on a 238-day unbeaten run, across a total of 31 games, with 23 victories and 8 draws.

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Ancelotti's record 

Los Blancos kept up their winning streak today against Sporting Gijón, which means that Zidane has now equalled Ancelotti's run in the Madrid dugout. The Italian coach went unbeaten in 31 games - 26 wins and five draws - over the 2013-14 season - from a 2-1 defeat in the Camp Nou on 26 October to the 3-4 loss suffered in the Bernabéu on 23 March the following year. 

Record breakers

Now that Zidane has matched Ancelotti's record the Frenchman will look to the club record of 34 games unbeaten held by Beenhaker in the 1988-89 season. In Spain, only Luis Enrique has a better run (39 games), while in Europe the record-holders are Brian Clough with Nottingham Forest (40 games between 1977 and 1978) and Conte's Juventus (43 in the 2011-12 season).

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