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Sporting reaches 31 matches unbeaten and beats the first unbeaten league record

Sporting reaches 31 matches unbeaten and beats the first unbeaten league record

With 24 wins and seven draws, Rúben Amorim’s team has achieved what no other team of any team has achieved in the history of the event, this is only the 26th time, in 87 copies, that the event is more than 30 rounds.

On Wednesday, he broke the first-league record for consecutive matches without losing at the same time, reaching 31 with a victory in the Rio Ave stronghold (2-0), in round 31 of the 2020/21 edition.

With 24 wins and seven draws, Rúben Amorim’s team has achieved what no other team of any team has achieved in the history of the event, this is only the 26th time, in 87 copies, that the event is more than 30 rounds.

In the previous round, with a 2–0 win over Nacional, Sporting had already leveled Benfica’s numbers (1972/73 and 1977/78) and Porto (2010/11 and 2012/2013), which finished four tournaments unbeaten. To 16 teams.

In tournaments that saw more than 30 rounds, the record belonged to FC Porto, who lost in the 1987/88 season, when they won the Intercontinental Cup, the European Super Cup, the Championship and the Portuguese Cup, their unbeaten run to the 29th place. Journey.

After 21 wins and seven draws in the first 28 games, the Dragon lost 2–1 in Alfaladi, on April 9, 1988, due to goals by Paulinho Cascavel and Mario Jorge, against a goal by Jorge Placido. It will be the only defeat in 38 matches.

In the previous 22 editions with 34 rounds, the maximum was also for FC Porto and the date of 2003/04, a time when Jose Mourinho’s men played 27 games without losing, until they fell in the stronghold of Gilles Vicente, in the 29th round. – They had a late game.

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Gaspar, in the 64th minute, and Los Quintrao, in the 67th minute, sealed the victory of the Barcellos group, which welcomed the dragons at the Stade de Afonso Henriques, in Guimarães.

In 2020/21, Eleven Robin Amorim broke all indomitable records in one season and also his record in consecutive matches without losing, 29 under Fernando won, between the seasons of 1969/70 and 70/71.

The Lions did not lose any of the last 16 matches of the 1969/70 season (11-26 days) and also remained undefeated in the first 13 of 1970/71 (1st to 13th), until falling to the reception against Barreirense (0-1) .

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, between 2001/2002 and 2002/03, Sporting, of Romanian Laszlo Bolognese, was close to equaling this record, reaching 28 matches without losing, before that, on September 16, 2002, he crashed in Backus De Ferreira (0-4), largely due to Mauro’s hat-trick.

This time, the Lions have already played 31 matches without losing and could become the first team to finish an unbeaten tournament with more than 30 rounds.

If he succeeds, Sporting will still be far from an indomitable record of a great other in more than one season, with Benfica having 56 matches unbeaten between 1976/77 and 1978/79, and FC Porto 55, between 2009/10 and 2011/12.

To break the records, the Lions will have to finish the season unbeaten and then not lose in any of the first 22 rounds of the 2021/22 tournament.