Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clasico statistics

El Clasico

Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clasico statistics

One of world football’s greatest rivalries takes place when Barcelona host Real Madrid this weekend. Let us take a look at the numbers behind the El Clasico.

Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clasico statistics

El Clasico
Messi vs Ronaldo

Barcelona entertain arch-rivals Real Madrid at their home ground Camp Nou in an El Clasico that could well have significant ramifications in the race for the Liga title.

Third-placed Madrid head to Catalunya knowing that the defeat tomorrow will see them slip 13 points adrift of defending champions Barcelona, a difference that should prove too difficult to erase in the seven subsequent fixtures.

Here, courtesy of Opta , we take a look at the key statistics ahead of the resumption of one of football’s greatest rivalries till date:

0 – Barca have never won an El Clasico when top of the competition and holding a significant advantage of 10 points or more (D1 L2).

1 – Barca have lost just one of their last seven league matches at home against Madrid, winning a total of five. Their only defeat in that run was a 2-1 loss back in April 2012.

3.22 – In 171 matches between the two teams, the average of goals scored per game is slightly higher than three, though the most common result is 2-1 in favour of Real Madrid, which has occurred 18 times previously.

4 – The last four red cards in the matches in all competitions between the two teams were all shown to Real Madrid players.

El Clasico
Messi magic tonight?


14 – Lionel Messi has scored a total 14 goals in 19 La Liga matches against in El Clasico, twice as many as Cristiano Ronaldo has done – though the Portuguese has featured in six games fewer in comparison.

20 – Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have scored a cumulative tally of 20 La Liga goals in El Clasico, while Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Ronaldo have barely managed just 12 – Bale is yet to register against Barca in La Liga.

38 – Suarez has been involved in more number of goals (26 goals, 12 assists) than any other player in La Liga current season, Ronaldo is second with 28 strikes and nine assists.

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