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Ancelotti records 16th win and sets new club record
The Italian’s Real Madrid side have recorded the longest winning streak in the club’s history, overtaking the previous records set by Miguel Muñoz (1960-61) and Mourinho (2011-12).
It took 51 years for Real Madrid, who were then managed by José Mourinho, to match the historic run of 15 consecutive victories which was first set by Miguel Muñoz’s side (1960-61). The Portuguese coach achieved this feat during the 2011-12 season, when Real Madrid won La Liga.
However, in just his second season in charge, Carlo Ancelotti has set a record which has never previously been achieved in the club’s history – 16 consecutive wins in all competitions.
Following Real Madrid’s slow start to this season, which included the departures of Xabi Alonso and Ángel di María and defeats against Atlético (Super Cup and Liga) and Real Sociedad, Ancelotti learned how to redress the atmosphere in the dressing room and redirect the side from a situation which seemed troubling.
Three months on, Real Madrid lead La Liga and have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League having topped their group.
The challenge to match the previous record started and ended against Basel, first with a win at a restless Bernabéu in the wake of the derby defeat to Atlético. Since then they have beaten opponents such as Liverpool (twice), Barcelona and Athletic Club.