Sunday, February 3, 2013

3 February 2011 - A Number So Good They Should Make A Show About It

On 3 February 2011, Coritiba beat Iraty 5-0 to start their world-record winning streak of 24 consecutive games.

Founded in 1909, Coritiba is one of the most dominant teams in the Brazilian state of Paraná, winning the state title a record 36 times. It was in that competition, the Campeonato Paranaense, that they defeated Iraty by the score of 5-0, which turned out to be the league's top margin of victory that season.

They followed that win by reeling off another 23 in a row, including victories in the state league and the Copa do Brasil. Their final win of the record run was their largest, a 6-0 victory over Palmeiras in the Copa do Brasil quarterfinals on 3 May 2011.

The streak helped them to another Campeonato Paranaense title with an overall record of 9 wins and 2 draws. They also reached the Copa do Brasil final, where they lost to Vasco da Gama on away goals after losing the first match 0-1, then winning 3-2 at home.


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