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Real Madrid could set historical all-time record this season after two more games



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Saturday’s 3-0 win over Cadiz confirmed Real Madrid’s 36th La Liga title and set them on course for several other achievements.

With four matches still to be played, if Carlo Ancelotti’s team manages to keep two more clean sheets, they will set a clean sheet record in their history in La Liga.

In the 34 matches that Real Madrid have played this season, they have won 27 matches while keeping a clean sheet on 18 occasions. 

While the record for most clean sheets in a single season is shared by Francisco Liano and Marc-Andre ter Stegen (26), Real Madrid have never managed to cross the 20-number mark.

However, if the team from the Spanish capital manages to keep just two more clean sheets in their next four matches, they will achieve a personal milestone.

Real Madrid have another record in sight 

Real Madrid have had an impressive run in this La Liga season, losing just one game so far against Atletico de Madrid at the Metropolitano. 

Andriy Lunin has kept 10 clean sheets in La Liga this season. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

The team is now aiming to replicate their success from the 1988/89 season when they secured the league title with just one loss throughout the entire competition. 

That single defeat was against Celta Vigo, but Real Madrid still clinched the championship two matches before the end of the season by defeating Espanyol 3-0. 

Under coach Leo Beenhakker, the team also secured a Copa del Rey victory, marking their fourth consecutive league title.

Carlo Ancelotti’s current Real Madrid squad has four matches remaining to match the 1988/89 season’s record and complete the league with only one loss and their upcoming opponents in this final stretch are Granada, Alaves, Villarreal, and Betis.

Considering the list of opponents, it is fair to say Real Madrid have luck on their side. Not only can they set a clean-sheet record, but can also finish the season with a solitary defeat.

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Real Madrid midfielder wants to follow in Kroos’ footsteps and retire at the club




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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos recently shared that he plans to retire after this season. Now, according to a report from MARCA (h/t Madrid Zone), it seems Luka Modric, another key player, might also be eyeing retirement in Madrid.

Modric, who is 39 years old, has an agreement in principle with Real Madrid to stay for one more season. However, with manager Carlo Ancelotti’s backing for both Modric and Kroos to stay, it has come down to the fact that only one will remain at the club.

Is Modric returning now? 

No, not yet. Like Kroos, Modric wants to finish his career at Real Madrid. If he wanted to retire, he would not have agreed to extend his contract.

It is to be noted that Modric is currently one of the top earners at Real Madrid, but his high salary did not align with his reduced playing time. 

Luka Modric wants to retire at Real Madrid. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Despite his wish to stay, the club was not initially keen on keeping him under such terms.

However, things have changed recently. The club is now considering renewing Modric’s contract due to several reasons. 

First, the midfielder is open to a pay cut and second, his positive influence on younger players like Arda Guler is valued. Lastly, his desire to retire as a Madrid player is a significant factor.

Interestingly, Modric has turned down tempting offers from Saudi Arabia and the MLS to stay with Real Madrid.

Throughout this season, the Croatian international has accepted his decreased playing time, although it was challenging for him given his competitive spirit and pride. 

His role might diminish further once Real Madrid find a replacement for Kroos next season, but for now, Modric will continue to be a prominent figure for the team.

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