Rangers can deny Celtic records in Glasgow derby
By Adam Smith
Last Updated: 10/03/17 5:45pm
Rangers could deny Celtic's remarkable march into Europe's record books during the Glasgow derby on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
Celtic are undefeated in the league this season and have only dropped points once - a 1-1 draw at Inverness in September.
The Hoops extended their winning streak to 22 league games with a 4-0 win over Inverness last week - edging closer to breaking Europe's all-time record of 29 successive league wins set by Benfica in 1971/72.
If the Bhoys defeat Glasgow rivals Rangers, live on Sky Sports 1 from 11.30am on Sunday, Brendan Rodgers' men will equal Swedish side Malmo's 23-game win streak from 1949/50.
But Rangers will be looking for three points at Celtic Park and prevent their rivals from completing an invincible season.
In fact, Celtic and Rangers have won the league undefeated in 1897/98 and 1898/99, respectively - but both were during 18-game seasons compared to the current 38-game campaign.
A Celtic victory at Dundee on March 19, also live on Sky, would then draw the Scottish champions level with Serbia's Red Star Belgrade on 24 consecutive wins in 2015/16.
And on April 2, the Bhoys could equal their own record of 25 league victories in a row, achieved in 2003/04, in front of the Sky cameras against Hearts.
Further victories against Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock and Ross County would then leave Rodgers' men just one win shy of equalling Europe's all-time record streak before the end-of-season SPL split.
The Bhoys could still smash Europe's largest ever title-winning margin of 31 points, currently held by Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Egyptian side Al Ahly (2004/05).
The Hoops set a Scottish record in 2013/14 with a 29-point title-winning margin and are currently 27 points ahead of their nearest challengers Aberdeen - and a staggering 33 points in front of Sunday's rivals Rangers.
Can Celtic move one game closer to securing their sixth successive title and stay on course to smash Europe's records?
Watch Celtic v Rangers live on Sky Sports 1 from 11.30am on Sunday