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CELTIC ON VERGE OF BREAKING RECORDS
Scottish champions Celtic have been undefeated this term and they are set to break the continent’s all-time record of 29 straight league victories – that was set by Portuguese side Benfica in 1972.
The Hoops are set to face rivals Rangers on Sunday. If Brendan Rodger and his boys win the game, they would equal Malmo’s 23-game streak set in the 1949/50 season.
Rangers would be seeking to spoil the party, and stop their Glasgow opponents from setting a record when they meet. Both sides have won the league undefeated. Celtic did theirs in 1897/98 while Rangers did theirs the subsequent year. However, this was during the 18-game a season times unlike the 38-game season now.
If the Bhoys get past the Bears, and they get another win against Dundee, they would equal Serbian outfit Red Star Belgrade’s record of 24 straight victories – that was set last year.
After the Dundee clash, they could equal their own record of 25 consecutive wins when they play Hearts in April – a record they set in 2003/04.
If they manage to get all the results they want against Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock and Ross County then they would be just a game shy of the all-time European record.
There are more records for Rodgers to break. There is the largest ever title-winning margin of 31 points, set by French champions Paris St Germain in 2015/16. They have the record of 29 points when they lifted the title in 2013/14. They are 27 points above their closest competition Aberdeen. The next few games could see them break PSG’s record.
The next few games would determine if this set of Hoops players are truly invincible!