This is Real Madrid’s third best start to a season ever

Winning eight games in their first eight matches of the season is something that only the Real Madrid fans from the 1960s will remember.

The current run has only been bettered by the club on a couple of occasions, but in the now distant 1960s.

Alfredo Di Stefano‘s side achieved it in 1961/62 by winning their first 11 games before, seven years later, Real Madrid won their first 11 again to kick off the 1968/69 season.

Carlo Ancelotti‘s side have now won eight, including the UEFA Super Cup final as well as five LaLiga Santander matches and their Champions League clashes with Celtic and RB Leipzig.

Ancelotti has already overtaken Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Madrid, who won their first seven games in 2009/10. Zinedine Zidane, meanwhile, set a record of six wins at the start of 2016/17.

Real Madrid’s 2022/23 objective

Real Madrid‘s goal at the start of the season was clear. It was to claim a second straight double of LaLiga Santander and the European Cup.

However, with the 2022 World Cup to contend with during the middle of the season, Ancelotti and Antonio Pintus, the man in charge of physical preparation, have designed a plan that aims to bring the squad to a peak of form of performance at a very early stage of the season.

The goal is for the team to build a gap for when the bizarre timing of the World Cup takes centre stage.

Real Madrid’s last defeat was… at the Metropolitano

With that spectacular record of eight wins in as many games, Real Madrid arrive at the Estadio Civitas Metropolitano on Sunday to face an Atletico Madrid side who are coming off their first European defeat of the season.

The pressure is on Diego Simeone‘s side, who were also the last team to beat Real Madrid, doing so in Matchday 35 of last season.