Having recently devoured the records achieved by distinguished managers such as Miguel Munoz and Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid have broken yet another record with their victory against Ludogorets, the 19th in a row, beating illustrious Frank Rijkaard and his Barcelona. That team has turned into Los Blancos mirror for what they achieved after setting that record.
In the 2005-2006 season, Rijkaard’s Barcelona became the first Spanish team to earn 18 consecutive wins in all competitions, and finished their campaign at the top: winning the La Liga and Champions League titles.
There are many similarities between that team and the current Real Madrid side that has beaten that record. These similarities suggest that Carlo Ancelotti men could repeat the success that Rijkaard enjoyed back then.
That year, the Azulgranas earned 16 points in the group stage of the Champions League. Madrid have gone farther and beaten those numbers, winning all six games in the competition and adding 18 total points.
In La Liga, Los Blancos current numbers also exceed those of Rijkaard’s Barcelona at the same stage of the season. The Catalans were leading in the 14th fixture of the championship with 31 points. Los Merengues also sit at the top of the table, but they have 36 points, five more than Rijkaard’s men.
The question is: Will they be able to continue this pace and end the season succeeding like Barcelona did back in 2006?