Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal sets record for most consecutive wins in men’s soccer

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Al-Hilal Sets New World Record for Most Consecutive Wins in Men’s Soccer

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabian soccer powerhouse Al-Hilal made history by defeating rivals Al-Ittihad 2-0 in the AFC Champions League, extending their remarkable winning streak to an astounding 28 games. This record-breaking achievement surpasses the previous mark set by Welsh team The New Saints during the 2016/17 season.

Breaking Ajax’s Long-Standing Record

Before Al-Hilal, Dutch soccer titan Ajax held the record for the longest winning streak in men’s soccer. Their impressive run spanned 26 games between 1971 and 1972.

Jorge Jesus’ Delighted Reaction

“Everyone at Al Hilal is thrilled to have etched our names into the annals of football history with this world record-breaking achievement,” expressed manager Jorge Jesus. “This is a truly extraordinary accomplishment, and I would like to express my deepest gratitude to every member of our club for their invaluable contributions towards this remarkable winning run.”

Narrowly Escaping a Scare

With a 2-0 advantage heading into the second leg of Tuesday’s quarterfinal, Al-Hilal almost ceded the lead when Romarinho rattled the post in the first half. However, the home team managed to maintain control of the match and eventually took the initiative.

Al-Shahrani’s Decisive Strike

“We dominated much of the opening stages of the keyboards and were unlucky not to take an early lead,” Jesus continued. “But we remained focused and patient, eventually seizing the opportunity in the 61st minute when Yasser Al-Shahrani netted the first goal.”

Al-Ittihad’s Red Card Woes

The tide turned further in Al-Hilal’s favor when Abderrazak Hamdallah was shown a red card for grabbing Ali Al-Bulaihi by the throat, leaving his team with an insurmountable challenge. Malcom added insult to injury with a second goal in stoppage time.

Records vs. Trophies

“Records are significant but ultimately secondary to trophies,” Jesus emphasized. “Our focus must remain on winning the Roshn Saudi League championship and excelling in our cup competitions. Only then can we truly revel in this extraordinary achievement.”

Next Challenges Await Al-Hilal

Al-Hilal, aiming for their fifth Asian title, will next face Al Ain in the Champions League semifinals following their elimination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr on Monday.

The Unbroken Streak

Al-Hilal’s winning streak, which started on September 25, represents the longest unbeaten run in men’s soccer. Their last loss dates back to August 12.

Neymar-Less Success

Despite the absence of star player Neymar, who underwent major knee surgery in November, Al-Hilal remains undefeated in the Saudi Pro League this season and maintains a commanding 12-point lead at the top of the table.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin: Previous Record Holders

According to Guinness World Records, Olympique Lyonnais Féminin holds the record for the most consecutive wins in soccer – men’s or women’s – with 41 victories across all competitions between 2012 and 2013.