Sergio Ramos Strike Sets Real Madrid On New Record
Real Madrid set a new club-record unbeaten run after a thrilling late comeback against Deportivo La Coruna sealed their 35th game in a row without defeat.
Zinedine Zidane’s men were without marquee players – Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale – and looked set to pay the price as Joselu struck twice to cancel out Alvaro Morata’s opener.
However, substitute Mariano connected with Lucas Vazquez’s cross before Sergio Ramos crashed home a stoppage-time header yet again to snatch a 3-2 win and secure a place in the club’s history.
5 – Sergio Ramos has scored five goals this season, more than any other La Liga defender (all competitions). Pride. pic.twitter.com/USY359s1oE
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 10, 2016
The feat eclipsed the record set by Leo Beenhakker whose Madrid side went 34 games unbeaten between October 1988 and April 1989, Goal writes.
Zidane’s Galacticos levelled Beenhakker’s record with their 2-2 Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund in midweek and they have now gone a step further with the latest vintage at the Bernabeu.
Madrid’s current run began in April with a 4-0 home win over Eibar, three days after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Wolfsburg in the Champions League.
Los Blancos have since won 26 and drawn nine of the games in that span, with Ronaldo leading the line charge with 21 goals.
Real Madrid presently enjoy a six-point lead in La Liga over reigning champions Barcelona as they chase a first title in five years.
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