Madrid is a rock in the league

21 matches. These are the consecutive games that Madrid has been without losing in LaLiga. With Saturday’s victory against Betis at Villamarín (0-1), the white team continues their streak and allows them to get closer to their personal best: between 2016 and 2017, Zidane got his team to be 28 games without losing in the domestic competition. Still, Ancelotti has to surpass two other coaches before reaching that number. So far in the 21st century, with Mourinho and with his own Ancelotti in 2013 the figure of 22 games without losing; and between 2011 and 2012 with the Portuguese on the bench the 24.

Madrid’s best streaks in the 21st century of consecutive games without losing in the League

Consecutive games without losing Year Coach
28 2016 and 2017 Zidane
24 2011 and 2012 Mourinho
22 2013 Mourinho and Ancelotti
twenty-one 2021 Zidane and Ancelotti

To this day, Madrid have 21 games without losing in the league. Madrid’s last defeat in the competition was against Levante. On January 30, 2021, the madridistas lost in Valdebebas for 1-2 against the Valencian team. The early expulsion of Militao took its toll on a Madrid that could do little against the goals of Jose Luis Morales and Roger marti. Although the team is on the right track to surpass its personal marks, they are still far from achieving the record for consecutive games without losing in LaLiga. It is held by the Barça, who between the seasons 2016-17 and 2017-18 with Valverde on the bench, got 43 consecutive games without losing in the League. The streak ended precisely against Levante. A Raise 5-4 Barça which set a new record on May 14, 2018. The Blaugrana club surpassed the Real Sociedad of 1980 that was 38 days in a row without losing.

Another of the records that Madrid can achieve with this streak is that of away games without losing. Since he fell in Valencia last season 4-1 (match remembered for Soler’s penalty hat-trick) On November 8, 2020, the white team has not lost again as a visitor in LaLiga. With the victory in Seville, he already has 17 consecutive games (six draws and eleven victories), a figure much closer to the competition record.. Between the 2009-10 season and almost the entire 2010-11 season, when they were undefeated until matchday 34, Barça played 23 games away without losing. Until April 30, 2011 lost against Real Sociedad in Anoeta 2-1.

Ancelotti, record of victories

But this record is not something new for Ancelotti. In the 2014-15 season, the Italian coach achieved the record for consecutive victories among all competitions: 22. A win percentage of the 74.7%. Real Madrid linked, since they lost to Atlético de Madrid on September 13, 2014 and on January 4, 2015 against Valencia, 22 consecutive games won. A balance of ten victories at home and twelve as away in four different competitions: LaLiga, Copa del Rey, Champions League and Club World Cup. For the moment, this record of victories is far from Madrid. However, the white set has two other highly complex brands within its reach. In the next matches it will be seen if Ancelotti’s men manage to break a new record or stay at the gates.