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Real Madrid equals record number of matches in season

NEWS | 24/06/2019

It was the second successive year in which the team contested a record number of 83 games.
As Felipe Reyes and Sergio Llull lifted the league trophy on Friday night at the Palau, Real Madrid had just contested its 83rd match-up of the season. This tally saw the Whites equal their record number of matches played in a season, which was set in the 2017/18 campaign. The team's matches this year yielded 66 wins, 17 defeats, whilst they were just two short of the 68 wins recorded in the 2013/14 season, which was the club's all-time best.

Pablo Laso's men achieved nearly an 80% win rate this season (79.5%). In the league, the team contested 43 games, winning 36 of these match-ups to be crowned champions for the 35th time in the club's history. The madridistas played 35 EuroLeague matches, coming out on top in 26 of them to match their all-time  record in this competition, which was set two seasons ago. Meanwhile, in the Copa del Rey, the team reached the final, only for a controversial refereeing decision, as Randolph's block on Tomic in the final second of overtime was awarded as a basket, prevented the team from lifting another piece of silverware. In the Super Cup, played in Santiago de Compostela, the Whites claimed the trophy after downing the hosts in the semi-finals and prevailing over Baskonia in the showpiece.

Marathon seasons
This year marked the fourth time that Real Madrid has hit the 80-game mark in a season and the second in which they've contested 83 matches. From next year, this figure could be even greater as the EuroLeague is to be expanded to feature a further two teams, bringing the total of participating sides to 18. Since Pablo Laso took up the reins, the team has been involved in an average of 78 games. CampazzoCauseur and Tavares, with 71 appearances apiece, featured in the most games this term across the madridista roster.
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