Last weekend, Zinedine Zidane guided his Real Madrid side to a record equaling 16-match winning streak, now they stand a chance to obliterate that record which they share with Barcelona who’s run lasted in the 2010/2011 LaLiga season under the tutelage of Pe Guardiola, if they can beat Villarreal at Santiago Bernebeu tonight.
The last time the Frenchman tasted a result other than a win was back in February when he lost to Diego Simeone led Atletico, after taking over from Rafa Benitez after he struggled to keep Real Madrid close to the LaLiga title.
Real Madrid has since recorded 16 wins, 12 in the closing stages of last season and all 4 games this season, beating Levante, Celta Vigo (twice), Las Palmas, Sevilla Barcelona, Eibar, Getafe, Villarreal, Vallecano, Sociedad (twice), Valencia, Deportivo, Osasuna and Espanyol, scoring 51 times and letting in 12 in the process.
Pep Guardiola had guided Barcelona to a 16-match winning streak, beating Valencia, Zaragoza, Sevilla, Getafe, Villarreal, Almeria, Real Madrid, Osasuna, Sociedad, Espanyol, Levante, Deportivo, Malaga, Santander, Hercules and Atletico before coming unstuck at Sporting Gijon. Scoring 60 times in the process and conceding just 6 goals.
Zinedine Zidane maintains that despite his happiness on getting these wins, he’s more concerned with winning points, noting the fact that the season is still young and his team have won nothing yet.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale may feature tonight after missing out on the victory at Espanyol on Sunday due to minor injuries.