Real Madrid continue to be the team of the moment, securing title after title under Zinedine Zidane, and now they have another challenge to focus on: surpassing the scoring record of 74 straight games previously achieved by Santos.
The famous Brazilian outfit notched up this impressive feat to set a world record in the 1960s, but now Los Blancos stand as the European team with the most consecutive games scored in, 68.
The task is clear at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, with a view to owning yet another record and writing their name into footballing history once again.
Zidane’s men are just six matches away from meeting this tally with September 20 a date to remember as Real Betis travel to the Bernabeu.
Prior to this fixture, the most difficult opponent standing in the club’s way could be Valencia as Real were previously defeated at the Estadio Mestalla back in February.
The loss at the start of the year was just one of five defeats handed to the capital city side in their current 68-game scoring run, with losses also arriving against Sevilla, Celta Vigo, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to amount to four less than Pele’s Santos side in the 1961/62 season.
During the streak, the Brasileirao side won 51 games, which is the same as Madrid has whilst the former drew 14 times compared to the Spaniards’ 12.
However Santos were able to tally an impressive 245 goals, exceeding Madrid’s 186, 42 of which arrived from Cristiano Ronaldo – the team’s top scorer last season.
Looking ahead, when Sunday arrives, Real will embark on a new adventure in the league with a duel against Deportivo La Coruna in which they continue their challenge to rival the historic record of the Brazilian legend and his former club.