Real Equal Pele's Santos' 54yo World Record
Real Madrid Equal Pele’s Santos’ 54yo World Record
When Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 3-1 on Sunday night, they equalled a 54-year-old record belonging to Pele's legendary Santos side in the process.
Click through the mini-gallery above to see some highlights of Real's scoring run.
Los Blancos won at the Anoeta Stadium courtesy of goals from Borja Mayoral, an own goal, as well as Gareth Bale's sixth strike at his favourite venue.
In so doing, Real scored in their 73rd consecutive game – a run dating back to 30 April 2016, when they last failed to score, against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League.
As a result, Zinedine Zidane's side have equalled the world record for the longest scoring run in history, set by Pele's Santos between 1961 and 1963, as reported by AS.
The Spanish giants had already beaten FC Barcelona's Spanish record of scoring in 44 straight games, as well as Bayern Munich's European record run of finding the back of the net in 61 consecutive matches.
Santos' reported world record was set between 21 November 1961 and 15 August 1963, when the Brazilian side scored 245 goals in 73 games before being halted.
Real, meanwhile, have now scored 198 goals in their past 73 games, and will have a chance to break the world record when they welcome Real Betis to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
The midweek fixture will also see Cristiano Ronaldo return to action after serving a five-match ban for pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup.
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