From AC Milan to Bayern Munich: A look at 6 longest undefeated streaks in Europe's biggest leagues
Infinite football clubs have been involved in a long unbeaten run. The streak could vary from tournaments to across competitions. Some of the European clubs have made a name for themselves, owing to some classic unbeaten streak, especially in Europe's big leagues.
Football clubs feature in various tournaments to reach the final and win the title. And, to do so, they have to keep winning as long as possible.
Consequently, some of the teams create a streak in the process, while the run of being unbeaten for a long time is highly commendable. On the same note, we look at five of the longest unbeaten streaks across Europe's big leagues.
Barcelona (43): It was a couple of seasons back, in 2017-18, when Barca began a run of a 43-game unbeaten streak, under manager Ernesto Valverde. In 2018, the same season, the run came to an end by Levante, as it lost marginally, 4-5. Nonetheless, it still managed to win the La Liga title, having begun the streak last season, where it finished second.
Liverpool (44): The latest and most notable streak by the defending champion, Liverpool was unbeaten for 44 games between January 2019-February 2020 in the English Premier League. The run was eventually ended at Watford, who punished the side 3-0, as The Reds fell five short of levelling the record feat. Nonetheless, it went on to win the title the very season after 30 years, under Jurgen Klopp.
Juventus (49): Now, this happens to be interesting. In 2011-12, Juventus won its first Serie A title, since its relegation to Serie B in 2006-07. What was interesting that in 2011, Juventus began a 49-game unbeaten streak under Antonio Conte, as it won 23 and drew 15 for 38 Serie A games, before losing to Inter Milan 1-2 at home in 2012.
Arsenal (49): The best in England was produced by the most unpredictable team in the EPL currently, as Arsenal stayed unbeaten for 49 games in the tournament, between May 2003-October 2004. Arsene Wenger's side seemed unstoppable at the point, as the club was earned the nickname, The Invincibles. And, guess what, who ended its run? It was none other than EPL giant, United.
Bayern Munich (53): The undisputed German champion has one to his name, ranging between 2012-14, under two different managers. Since 2012, Jupp Heynckes began a streak, which was well continued by Pep Guardiola, as the side went on to remain unbeaten in 53 games, in the Bundesliga, spanning for almost two years. Augsburg ended the run with a 0-1 defeat, owing to a second-string team being fielded, as a strategic means, ahead of the crucial UEFA Champions League clash against Manchester United.
AC Milan (58): The last and the best in Europe happens to be from former Italian champion and giant, AC Milan. Between 1991-93, Milan was known to be one of the deadliest teams in Europe. As Fabio Capello took over Arrigo Sacchi's reins, the club remained unbeaten entirely in 1991-92 Serie A, winning 22 and drawing 12. It was ended in 1993, in the following season, by Juventus.