Padraig Whelan

Real Madrid on track to set a very unwanted record

The title may be won but Real Madrid will still be hoping Barcelona drop points before the end of the season.

If Los Blancos cannot cut the gap on the league champions, it will represent a new low when measuring up to their rivals.

The current 18-point gap between the sides would be the biggest end-of-season deficit ever between the teams, should it stay that way, according to a MARCA calculation.

Last season’s 17-point distance, along with the 1984/85 and 1995/96 gaps, currently holds the record for the largest gulf ever in a season between the teams.

However, that will be eclipsed and Zinedine Zidane’s men will set a new record in futility if they cannot pick up points and hope Barcelona slip up now that the title has been secured.

Real Madrid end the season end the season with home games against Villarreal and Real Betis booking ending a trip to Real Sociedad.

Meanwhile, the Azulgrana, who are still fighting for the Champions League and Copa del Rey, take on Celta, Getafe and Eibar.