The 10 stats you need to know before Real Madrid v FC Barcelona

The 10 stats you need to know before Real Madrid v FC Barcelona

Find out some interesting facts ahead of the Clásico that is being played at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium

This Saturday, April 10 (9.00pm CEST), Real Madrid and FC Barcelona meet at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium to play a momentous Clásico on matchday 30 in LaLiga. Let's take a look at some stats ahead of this exciting match.

0: Clásicos at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium

Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have played against each other in different grounds, but this season sees the first Clásico at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium, which can be found in Valdebebas, Real's training complex. 

Beyond Santiago Bernabéu, where the Barça players have played 73 league matches, Chamartín and the former Metropolitano are the other grounds that Barça have visited to play league matches against Los Blancos.

4: Clásicos in the last 20 years where there's nothing to separate the teams

Last season the Catalans had a two-point lead over Zidane's side, as is the case this season. In total, there are four precedents in the last 20 years where Barça and Madrid will play a Clásico where they're so evenly matched in the table. 2015 and 2010 are the other years where the points difference was minimal. 

We have to go back to February 2000, 21 years ago, to find another. On that occasion, Barça were one point above Madrid, but Los Blancos took the points with a 3-0 victory.

26: Messi's goals v Madrid

Barça's No. 10 is the top scorer in the history of the fixture with 26. The closest pursuers are Alfredo di Stéfano and Cristiano Ronaldo, who both scored 18 goals.

7: Clásicos without a goal from Messi

It's strange that the top scorer in this fixture hasn't scored since May 6, 2018. Saturday could be a great day for Messi to score his 30th goal in all competitions, meaning he would have reached that mark for the 13th consecutive season if he finds the net. Courtois stands in his way.

96: Barça's wins against Los Blancos

Before this weekend's fixture, the number of Barça wins against Madrid is 96. Los Blancos edged slightly ahead with most Clásico wins in history earlier this season, taking their total to 97 victories. 

400: Barça's goals in Madrid

During the match earlier this season (1-3), Ansu Fati scored Barça's 400th goal against Real Madrid. César Rodríguez, Bernd Schuster and Luis Enrique Martínez scored goals number 100, 200 and 300 respectively against the eternal rival. Who will score number 401 ...

14: Clásicos as a player for Koeman

On October 7, 1989, the Dutch defender made his first appearance in a Barça v Madrid match and left his mark, because he scored two penalties. In the 14 Clásico games against Los Blancos, Koeman would score a total of five goals.

Six wins, three draws and five defeats was the balance of the current Barcelona coach in those games, the highlights of which would be the victory in the 1990 Copa del Rey final and the 5-0 in the 1993/94 season. 

45: Most appearances in El Clásico

Sergio Ramos and Leo Messi, the current captains of both teams, are the players who have played the most Clásicos in history. The Madrid player has played 45, while the Argentine has 44, and they are followed by Xavi Hernández, Sanchís and Gento with 42 each, and Sergio Busquets with 39. 

119: Years of history 

It all started on May 13, 1902. That was the first day that FC Barcelona and Real Madrid played a match against each other. Barça were looking for a place in the Coronation Cup final, and thanks to Udo Steinberg's brace and a goal from Joan Gamper (3-1), they qualified.

14: Clásicos with Laporta as president 

Saturday's match will be exactly 11 years since Laporta experienced a Clásico as president of FC Barcelona. His last was on April 10, 2010, when the Catalans won 0-2 at the Santiago Bernabéu with Pedro and Messi on the score sheet.

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