El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid - All you need to know

By Shashwat Nishant
Published on | Oct 26, 2023

El Clasico - The Classic

The biggest battle in Spanish football returns on Oct 28 with defending champions FC Barcelona hosting Real Madrid in clash of the titans

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Same teams, different venue

The match between the 2 rivals will be taking place at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys which is being used by Barca as their home this season

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Head-to-head record

Oooof! It's very close. Real Madrid have the historical advantage but only just. Los Blancos won 102 times to Barcelona's 100. 52 games ended as draws

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Messi vs CR7 - A battle for the ages

In terms of the top-scorers in this tie, Messi stands atop the list with 26 goals against Los Blancos. His age-old rival Ronaldo has 18 goals

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Top spot on the line!

Real Madrid are top of the table with 25 points and even though Barca are 3rd, the gap between the two is just a solitary point

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Last 5 meetings

Barcelona have won 3 of the last 5 competitive matches against Real Madrid with the other matches going in the favour of Madrid

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Battle of Silverwares - Very close!

Both teams have won combined total of 186 trophies. Real Madrid have the edge with 94 trophies while Barcelona have won 92

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