One of football’s biggest fixture which commands millions of views worldwide is set to take place on Sunday as Real Madrid faces Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
The fixture which began in 1902 has created a rivalry both on and off the pitch.
This Sunday’s El Classico may determine the winner of this season’s Laliga as Real Madrid are looking forward to restoring their lead at the top of the Laliga table.
Also, this second league will determine which club rules supreme if any of the sides win the fixture since both clubs are tied with the same number of Laliga wins as far as El Classico is concerned.
This Sunday’s Laliga will be the 244th meetings between the clubs with 180 of those games being played in the Laliga.
Head To Head Between Real Madrid and Barcelona
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Copa del Rey
Real Madrid’s coach, Zinédine Zidane has had better run against their arch-rivals in all competitions playing 5 and winning 3 with only a single defeat.
Despite the Los Blanco’s coach impressive run against the Catalans, Barcelona has won 7 of their last visit to the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu as the Messi era has favoured the Catalan club more than Real Madrid in the El Classico.
Lionel Messi is the all-time El Classico tops scorer amassing a total of 26 goals with Los Blanco’s captain, Sergio Ramos is the most capped playing with 43 appearances.
Real Madrid has recorded the biggest win with 11 – 1 against Barcelona on 13 June 1943 at home in the second league of the Copa del Generalísimo now the Copa del Rey.
Los Blanco’s will try to recover from their Champions League first league defeat to Manchester City as the club will play with their expensive summer recruit, Eden Hazard while Barcelona’s coach, Quique Setién will play his first El Classico as the club’s manager.