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Real Madrid - Celta de Vigo: Pursuing a new record

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Los Blancos will equalize the eighteen-game winning streak set by Rikjaard's FC Barcelona in 2006 if they beat Celta tonight in Santiago Bernabéu.

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Many people in the Spanish mainstream media have been discussing whether this season's Real Madrid is the best one they have foreseen or not. While the comparisons between teams belonging to different ages are always unfair, since the game has been immersed in a constant evolution since its birth back in the nineteenth century, the truth is that Ancelotti's men are breaking all the records in the team's history.

After surpassing the fifteen-game winning streak established by Muñoz's Real Madrid in 1961, later equalized by Mourinho's men in 2011, with their victory against Málaga CF last Saturday, the game against UE Cornellà on Tuesday served los Blancos to break another record in the team's history by achieving the tenth consecutive victory in the Copa del Rey.

If they were to beat Celta tonight, los Blancos would have achieved their eighteenth consecutive victory in all competitions, thus equalizing the eighteen-game streak set by Rikjaard's FC Barcelona in 2006, with Eto'o, Ronaldinho as the team stars, which is the longest winning streak in the history of Spanish football.

UEFA recognize Benfica, with 29 victories between 1971 and 1973, as the current record holder in Europe, and this is still quite far. As I see it, this Real Madrid side has the potential to break it.