9 stats you need to know ahead of El Clasico

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• This will be the 238th Clasico in all competitions. Barcelona have won 93 and Real Madrid 95.

• Barca have failed to win in their past three Clasicos at the Nou Camp in all competitions (D1 L2). Their last win against Real Madrid at home was in March 2015.

• Barcelona can reach their 50th La Liga win at home against Real Madrid (W49 D18 L20). Only against four teams have they won more often at home: Espanyol (66), Athletic (61), Real Sociedad (60) and Sevilla (57).

• They are looking to win both league games against Real Madrid in a single season for the first time since 2013-14, under Gerardo Martino.

• Barca have scored in each of their past 20 league games against Real Madrid (46 goals), the second longest run of any team in El Clasico (Real scored in 22 from 1959 to 1969).

• Lionel Messi is the all-time top-scorer in El Clasico (25) – Cristiano Ronaldo (17) could equal Alfredo di Stefano (18) as Madrid’s top El Clasico scorer.


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• Messi has failed to score in his past four Clasicos at the Nou Camp in La Liga.

• Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in his past 11 visits to the Nou Camp in all competitions. All 11 goals were scored from inside the box and only one from the penalty spot.

• Three different players could make their 38th appearance in El Clasico – Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos. Manolo Sanchis (43) holds the record, above Paco Gento and Xavi (42).


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