Could Manchester City join the list of "Invincibles" in European football?
Another game day for Manchester City, another victory. Pep Guardiola's men seem to be unstoppable this season, notching up their 18th consecutive victory in the Premier League. Only Bayern Munich, managed by Pep himself, have won more consecutive games in Europe's top five leagues.
In the 2013/14 season, Bayern won 19 consecutive games. Man City could match that when they meet Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve. Although it is too early to say, looking at City's form, they might end up winning the league without losing a single game all season.
It is not unheard of for a team to win their league without losing a game in the process. The most famous team to win in that fashion are Arsenal in the 2003/04 season. They were nicknamed "The Invincibles" for their undefeated season. Along with Arsenal there were other teams that won their respective leagues in a similar fashion.
Here are those other teams.
1.) Preston North End F.C.
Preston were the first team to become champions unbeaten throughout the league, and guess what? It took place in the inaugural Football League, which is the first and oldest football competition in the world. Also, they went on to win the F.A. Cup unbeaten.
League: Football League
Record: (W/D/L) 18-4-0
2.) A.C. Milan
Arguably one of the best A.C. Milan teams, under the management of Fabio Capello went on to win the league unbeaten and extended their invincible streak to 58 matches.
League: Serie A
Record: (W/D/L) 22-12-0
3.) Arsenal F.C.
The best team Arsene Wenger could ever produce and one of the best teams in Premier League history, this Arsenal team went on to be unbeaten for a total of 49 games. They were presented with a golden trophy during the start of the next season.
League: Premier League
Record : (W/D/L) 36-12-0
4.) Juventus F.C.
Led by Antonio Conte, this Juventus team went on to win the league and were unbeaten for 49 consecutive league games. This was considered being a start of the new Juventus era, as the club have since won six consecutive league titles.
League: Serie A
Record: (W/D/L) 23-15-0
5.) Celtic F.C.
Managed by Brendan Rodgers, the club won the league unbeaten with a record 106 points. The league title also meant it was the club's sixth consecutive league title and 48th overall. They went on to win the domestic treble in the 2016-17 season.
League: Scottish Premier League
Record: (W/D/L) 34-4-0