Real Madrid Set New Spanish Record

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Real Madrid have extended their unbeaten run to 40 matches, meaning they now hold the record for the longest streak without losing a game in Spanish football history as Karim Benzema’s 93rd-minute goal snatched a 3-3 draw at Sevilla in the Copa del Rey last 16.

They will discover their opponents in this Friday’s draw at the Ciudad del Fútbol in Las Rozas, Madrid, following an enthralling last sixteen second leg.

Zinedine Zidane’s side were last beaten by Wolfsburg in their Champions League quarter-final first leg in April.

Barcelona held the previous record of 39 games, set under manager Luis Enrique between 2015 and 2016.

Thursday’s draw means Real progress to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals as 6-3 winners on aggregate.

Former Juventus, Real and France midfielder Zidane, 44, was appointed in January 2016 after two years managing their reserve team.

He has since won more titles than he has lost matches – winning the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the Uefa Super Cup, while suffering only two defeats.

Real have won 31 and drawn nine matches since their last defeat, scoring 115 goals and conceding 39.

Barcelona won 32 games and drew seven across all competitions between October 2015 and March 2016. They won the league and cup double that season.

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