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Real Madrid close to breaking 36-year-old historic record this season



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The ongoing 2023/24 campaign in Europe has been all about broken records, with Bayer Leverkusen recently becoming the team with the longest unbeaten run in all competitions since the dawn of the 21st century.

Following a win over Real Sociedad, Real Madrid, too, appear to be on the verge of breaking their own record of unbeaten runs in La Liga.

Real Madrid closing in on club record

Real Madrid’s current unbeaten run in La Liga sits at 27 games, putting them within touching distance of the club record. The record of 30 games, set in the 1988/89 season, feels tantalizingly close.

This dominant spell echoes the legendary run of the late 80s, where a five-year league title reign was secured. Back then, the unbeaten streak stretched from matchday 36 of the 1987/88 season to matchday 28 of the following year.

Real Madrid eyeing a record-breaking La Liga season (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

But after the narrow win over Real Sociedad, Real Madrid have now extended their current unbeaten run to 27 matches, meaning the club can match its own record if they go unbeaten in the next three matches.

Real Madrid are set to take on Cadiz, Granada and Alaves in their next three matches, with all three teams languishing in the second half of the league table.

Should Los Blancos avoid defeat in these three games, they will have the chance to break their own record against Villarreal on May 19.

However, between now and then, Real Madrid are slated to take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals and one would expect the club to prioritise the UCL, knowing the league title has already been sealed.

Therefore, breaking the record of 30-match unbeaten record could be a lot trickier than it seems, as coach Carlo Ancelotti looks to prioritise the Champions League.

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Real Madrid’s best lineup next season with Kroos retiring, Mbappe and Endrick joining



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It is set up to be a transformative summer for Real Madrid. After the UEFA Champions League final has concluded and the grand showdown finally has a victor, the Merengues are expected to undergo a squad revamp.

Indeed, the Santiago Bernabeu is preparing to welcome several high-profile signings, while also bidding farewell to some beloved Madrid legends.

Considering the potential arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, as well as Toni Kroos’ recent retirement, here is how Real Madrid could shape up next season:


Having made a long-awaited return from injury, Thibaut Courtois is anticipated to guard Real Madrid’s goal next season once more.

The Belgian goalie has already started featuring in the starting XI and is expected to play against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, too.

As such, his place for next season is hardly in doubt. However, unlike previous seasons, he will face much fiercer competition from Andriy Lunin, who has enjoyed a stellar campaign.


Fortifications in the defensive line remain high on Real Madrid’s priority list in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, even with the given options the Royal Whites boast assurance and grit in their back-line.

The likely occupants on the flanks would be Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy, who have both produced great exhibitions throughout the campaign.

Ferland Mendy has the full trust of Carlo Ancelotti. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Carvajal is known to punish defensive lines and on the defensive end, his anticipation of forwards has been equally appreciable.

Meanwhile, Mendy’s resurgence this season has earned him immense faith from the coaching staff, as his defensive aptitude continues to set him apart.

In the centre-back positions, Real Madrid are expected to rely on the dependable figures of Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao.

Real Madrid consider Rudiger to be indispensable owing to his front-footed style and the important role he has had to play amidst the injury crisis. Similarly, Militao is valued by the team as he proceeds to regain match fitness after recovering from a long-term injury.


The void of Toni Kroos in midfield will compel coach Carlo Ancelotti and co. to
reconsider their midfield strategy.

Real Madrid will be unable to count on Kroos next season. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Thankfully for Real Madrid, their succession stage had begun a while ago and they have ample options to trust in the center of the park.

With Aurelien Tchouameni protecting the base of midfield, Real Madrid will possess security and deep progression.

Ahead, occupying the interior midfield positions, Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga are well-suited to provide a combination of energy off the ball and threat in possession.

And to put the cherry on top, Jude Bellingham’s place as the number 10 behind the two strikers would certify his status as a pivotal playmaker and scorer in the team’s setup.

However, he is adept at making third-man runs and connecting the midfield with the offence and could play deeper to not only make up for Kroos’ absence but also facilitate more options up front.


Real Madrid’s offensive department is where the largest reform is expected to take place.

Kylian Mbappe’s goalscoring instincts need little introduction by now and he is thus anticipated to be fielded as the striker.

Vinicius Jr. is expected to take up the position as a secondary striker drifting from the left, something he has become quite accustomed to this season.

Endrick will have to battle for a starting spot. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

It is worth noting that Endrick could also play a part by either replacing Vinicius off the bench and playing off Mbappe.

It remains to be seen how many men forward Ancelotti will commit to but the presence of Mbappe and Vinicius seems set in stone, given their huge profiles and status in world football. How the manager uses Rodrygo Goes will be interesting to see as well.

All in all, considering Ancelotti’s proficiency in profiling players, Madrid fans can expect to see these stars play in favourable environments.

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