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Real Madrid Sets Longest Winning Streak In 25 Years

...y el arbitro expulsa a MouNot since the 1985/86 season have Real Madrid remained perfect at home through 22 weeks of La Liga action

No team this season has been able to leave the Santiago Bernabeu with points in hand. Real Madrid have won all 18 matches played at home and have scored 61 goals in doing so. The Whites haven’t lost a game on their home turf in ten months; a feat last accomplished by Luis Molowny’s men in 1985/86. That same year Real Madrid ended up winning all their matches at the Bernabeu and conquered La Liga and the UEFA Cup.

Madridistas have been privy to excellence at the Santiago Bernabeu this season. Whether it has been in La Liga (11), the Champions League (3) or the Copa del Rey (4), Real Madrid have had little trouble taking care of business on their home turf.

Not since the 1985/86 season have Real Madrid remained perfect at home through 22 weeks of La Liga action. With twelve league wins and three UEFA Cup victories under their belts, Luis Molowny and company went on to win both competitions and didn’t lose until a League Cup match on 18 May 1986.

While the Real Madrid streak is impressive, what is even more impressive is the current streak that Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has going. With the win at the weekend Mourinho is on a run of 154home league matches unbeaten: 38 (W36–D2) with Porto, 60 (W46–D14) with Chelsea, 38 (W29–D9) with Internazionale and 18 (W18-D0) with Real Madrid.

The last time a Mourinho coached team lost at home in the league was on 23 February 2002 when Porto were defeated 3–2 by Beira-Mar. That is almost 9 years ago!!

Creative Commons License photo credit: Jan S0L0

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