Real Madrid kick off their quest to claim the Club World Championship against Mexican outfit Cruz Azul looking to shoot down a long-standing world record.
A 4-1 triumph over Almeria last time out took their successive win count to 20, meaning just four more are needed to match Brazilian club Coritiba’s 24; a streak that no team in history has been able to best.
The 25/1 about a Cruz Azul win tells all about the discrepancy in quality between the two, with Los Blancos expected to dominate at 1/10.
To put this into context, Hull were 29/2 to win away at Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend.
With Argentina’s San Lorenzo their near-nailed on final foes, it would take something extraordinary for the Spanish capital dwellers not to return to domestic action requiring just three wins to reset the world record.
Their first trio of games back in the homeland are away at Valencia, followed by a Copa del Rey last-16 clash.
If they claim the spoils in these games, they’ll welcome Catalan foes Espanyol to the Bernabeu knowing that three points will see the record broken.
Below we’ve laid out how Carlo Ancelotti’s men have arrived at the brink of achieving this milestone in the Real Madrid Win Worm.