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Barcelona vs Real Madrid - A look at El Clasico in numbers

A look at the numbers behind the El Clasico as Barcelona take on Real Madrid tomorrow night.

A detailed look at the numbers behind El Clasico (Image credits – 8bit-football.com)

Barcelona host Real Madrid in the El Clasico at the Camp Nou tomorrow night, in what is the most watched club football match in the world. 

As we build towards the game, we look at the numbers behind all the El Clasico clashes – statistics that give us a good idea about these clashes and what precisely happens when the Blaugrana and the Los Blancos go head-to-head. 


2 – The number of victories for Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti in competitive Clasico matches against Barcelona. He has managed 4 times against the Catalans since taking over as Real Madrid coach before the 2013-14 season.


 6 The number of consecutive Clasico matches in which a player has scored. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record, with 7 goals in his previous 6 matches. 


10 – The biggest winning margin in a match between Barcelona and Real Madrid. This was the infamous 11-1 win for Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey on the 19th of June, 1943.

Marca headline showcasing Real Madrid’s 11-1 win over Barcelona

13 – Longest undefeated run in Clasico matches. Barcelona were able to avoid defeat for a span of almost 11 years, from 1st November 1917 to 3rd June 1928.


19 – The most number of cards picked in this fixture by an individual player – Fernando Hierro, former Real Madrid captain (18 yellow cards + 1 red card). Among current players, Sergio Ramos is second with 16 (14 yellow + 2 red).


21 – The highest number of goals scored by a single player in these matches. Lionel Messi has 21 goals in 29 matches. 


32 – Number of appearances made by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique for both Barcelona (1996-2004) and Real Madrid (1991-1996) in this fixture.


33 – Players who have played for both clubs, the most famous of whom are Ronaldo, Michael Laudrup and Luis Figo. 


44 – The record for most appearances in El Clasico matches. Paco Gento is at the top, with Xavi the highest among current players with 41.


92 – The number of wins for Real Madrid. Barcelona have 89 wins and there have been 48 draws. 


229 – The total number of official ‘El Clasico’ matches played.


388 – Goals Real Madrid have scored in this fixture. Barcelona have scored 372.


500 million – The expected television audience for the game between the two on Sunday night. 

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