Real Madrid came from behind to beat Real Betis 2-1 on Sunday evening and in doing so broke one of football’s oldest records by becoming the first team ever to score in 48 consecutive games.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s headed equaliser before half-time meant Los Blancos had scored for the 48th game in a row, surpassing the total set by Benfica over 50 years ago.
The record was previously held by Portuguese club, Benfica when they managed 47 consecutive goal-scoring games between December 1963 and January 1965.
The last time Madrid failed to register a goal was back in April in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Manchester City at the Etihad.
The run has naturally coincided with strong results with Madrid having notched 34 wins, 11 draws and just three defeats since that clash in Manchester.
More importantly for the club the victory on Sunday meant they took advantage of Barcelona’s earlier defeat to Deportivo and returned them to the top of the table.
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