FOOTBALL – FC Barcelona equalled a club record on Saturday by keeping their eighth consecutive clean sheet in La Liga. Their club record was set between December 1972 and February 1973, when they also kept the opposition at bay in eight straight league matches. Barça already had set the record for longest streak from the start of the season when their current run hit seven. The league record is 13 and was set by Atlético Madrid from December 1990 to March 1991.
FOOTBALL – Real Madrid scored their 30th league goal of the season in a 5-0 away win at Levante UD on Saturday.
They became the first team in 27 years to score this many (or more) through eight matchdays. In 1987/88 Real Madrid had 32 through eight. The record is still the 41 through eight by Sevilla FC in 1940/41. Real are on course to score 142 goals this season. They set the single season record of 121 in the 2011/12 season.
FOOTBALL – Lionel Messi made his senior career debut 10 years ago. 405 goals, four Ballons ‘d Ors, three Champions Leagues and six La Liga titles later, he has become one of the best, if not the best, players of all-time. Here are 10 facts to go with his 10th anniversary.
FOOTBALL – After scoring four goals in Brazil’s 4-0 friendly win against Japan, Neymar has Pelé’s goalscoring record in sight. Check out more.
FOOTBALL – David Cotterill scored the earliest goal ever as a substitute in a Euro qualifier in Wales’ match against Cyprus. David Cotterill came on the pitch in the sixth minute and scored the opener for Wales in the 13th minute. This was the earliest goal ever by a substitute in a Euro qualifier. The previous record was in the hands of fellow countryman Peter Anthony O’Sullivan who scored in the 20th minute in Wales’ match against Malta on 25 October 1979.
Formula One – Lewis Hamilton equalled two of Nigel Mansell’s British records by winning the first Russian F1 Grand Prix in Sochi. Check out more here. Continue reading
TENNNIS – Roger Federer won a record equalling eighth different Masters Series tournament after his win against Gilles Simon in Shanghai. Read more to see which events he has won. Continue reading