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Real Madrid breaks the record for the most minutes without conceding in the history of the Cup

NEWS | 11/02/2014

With 742 minutes played since they conceded their last goal, Real Madrid has beaten the previous record of 696 minutes held by Barcelona, and is also the first team in the history of the tournament to reach the final with a clean sheet since 1916.
Real Madrid broke the record for the longest clean sheet in the history of the Copa del Rey in the Calderón. The Whites have gone 742 minutes without conceding a single goal (720 minutes of which were presided over by Casillas in nets and 22 minutes of which saw Diego López between the sticks), thus beating the previous record of 696 minutes held by Barcelona since 1989. As well as that, Real Madrid now becomes the first team to reach the final without conceding a goal since 1916, when Club Athletic managed to pull off a similar feat, albeit by playing just two games on their way to the final.

What’s more, Real Madrid has broken another record: they are the first team to reach the final of the Cup with a clean sheet since the format of the competition was changed to include more than three rounds. Only Sevilla in the 2006/2007 season, with one goal conceded before the final, comes close to Real Madrid’s excellent record.

With 742 minutes played since they conceded their last goal, Real Madrid has beaten the previous record of 696 minutes held by Barcelona, and is also the first team in the history of the tournament to reach the final with a clean sheet since 1916.
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