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PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The exhibition by FC Barcelona against Real Madrid leaves us with some curious facts that are reviewed below. These are the stats from the Clasico:

- Barça put an end to a Real Madrid 15 game winning streak, 10 in the league and 5 in the Champions League. It's also Mourinho's team's first defeat at home.

- With Guardiola as manager, Barça have never lost at the Bernabeu. Of the six visits to Madrid, the balance is four wins (three in the League and one in the Champions League) and two draws.

- Another different lineup after 26 official games. Guardiola still hasn't repeated the same starting eleven this season. The starting line-up for the Clasico was brand new.

- Alves and Messi are the only 2 Barça players who have always been in the starting line-up in the Clasicos, since Guardiola took charge of the team.

- Of the 14 players who played in the Clasico for Barça, 9 came up through the youth ranks: Valdes, Puyol, Pique, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Messi and Pedro. Of the 14 used by Madrid, only one, Casillas.

- Barça had 67.5% ball possession. Once again, Guardiola's players had the ball much more than their eternal rivals.

- Xavi played his 600th game for Barça, and he celebrated by scoring a goal with the unwitting help of Marcelo.

- Alexis and Cesc, the two Summer signings this season, were both in the starting line-up at the Bernabeu, and they both scored a goal.

- Pique and Puyol have played 55 League games together, and the balance is 46 wins and 9 draws.

- Puyol, on Saturday, won 14 balls without losing any. He committed a single foul and was also fouled once.


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