- Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano 5-1 on Thursday to set a new Spanish record
- Real Madrid previously held the 27-year-old record
- Luis Enrique said they were determined to win more trophies this season
- Messi scored three goals in the match with the others coming from Rakitic and Arda Turan
Barcelona broke Real Madrid’s 34-game unbeaten Spanish record in a 5-1 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano on Thursday to set a new Spanish record for consecutive matches unbeaten.
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They announced their enviable feat via their official Twitter account after the victory over Vallecano which put it now at 35 games without a defeat in all competitions.
Real Madrid previously held the 27-year-old record with 34 games unbeaten in all competitions during the 1988-89 football season. The team was then managed by Dutch trainer, Leo Beenhakker.
Barcelona last suffered defeat on October 3, 2015, away to Sevilla at 2-1.
Coincidentally, Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla on Sunday, enabled them to tie Real's record at 34 games unbeaten.
The club is determined to win some major silverware as confirmed by Luis Enrique, their trainer. He told ESPN FC that: "….. But this run will mean zero, unless we win trophies [at the end of the season]."
They won the treble last season, and another successful year beckons them as they lead the Primera Division by eight points.
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In the game, Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick whilst Ivan Rakitic and Arda Turan all got on to the score sheet. Vallecano’s Manucho scored a consolation.