Pepe and Piqué during a Cup match. PHOTO: ARXIU FCB.

- Two top scorers: Real Madrid are one goal away from beating the all-time first division
goalscoring record (107) while Barça aren’t far off a century of their own (96).

- Best defences: They have by far the two best defensive records. In 33 games, Barça have only
leaked 24 goals, and Madrid just 29.

- Most shots: Barça have had 256 shots on goals and Madrid have had 270.

- Least chances against: There have only been 88 shots against Barça all season, while Madrid
have been on the receiving end of 114.

- Madrid lead assists: The league leaders have made 76 goal assists, 20 more than the
defending champions.

- Balanced in offside: The ‘Blaugrana’ have been caught offside 111 times, almost the same
number as the ‘meringues’, 114.

- FCB dominate passes: Barça have made 21,984 passes (666 per match), much more than
Madrid’s total of 16,514 (500 per match).

- Barça the dribbling kings: This weekend’s home side have made 404 dribbles this season,
while the visitors have made 294.

- Madrid commit more fouls: Madrid have committed 448 fouls and received 502, while Barça
have committed 343 and suffered 535.

- Two of the best fair play records: Guardiola’s side has seen 71 yellow cards and 4 red cards
this term, while Mourinho’s players have been booked 82 times and sent off 5 times.

- Madrid get most spot kicks: Barça have been awarded 7 penalties and have had 4 blown
against them, while Madrid have had 11 penalties for and just one against, last weekend.

- Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo share the lead in the individual goalscoring stakes with
an incredible 41 goals each. The Argentinian’s goals have come from 174 attempts and the
Portuguese international’s from 220.

- Özil has made more goal assists than any other player in the league(14), followed by Messi
(12), Di María (12), Cristiano Ronaldo (11) and Alves (9).


*Stats from www.ligabbva.com

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