The fifth Clásico of the season will see two teams battle it out for a chance to win the Copa del Rey. FC Barcelona, comfortable league leaders, and Real Madrid, Liga holders, will face off in the return leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal in a clash of differing football styles.

Advantage in passes and fouls

The Blaugrana come into the match with the same philosophy that has defined the club for the better part of the past decade. They are miles ahead of Los Blancos when it comes to total passes and passes completed, and they also commit fewer fouls and receive fewer cards. Barça isn’t as aggressive as Real Madrid, as Los Blancos have committed 404 fouls in the Liga and the Cup to Barça’s 314.

More effective in front of goal

Barça are also favoured in a department that historically has been dominated by Madrid: effectiveness in front of goal. Despite shooting on goal less than Madrid, Barça have score a total of 24 more goals in the Liga and Cup. On the other hand, Madrid earn more corner kicks and they are more solid on defence (they have conceded six fewer goals than Barça this season).

 
GOALS (LIGA / CUP) 82 / 20 62/ 16
GOALS PER MATCH 3,3 / 2,9 2,5 / 2,3
GOALS INSIDE THE AREA 66 / 18 53/14
GOALS OUTSIDE THE AREA 16 / 2
9 / 2
GOALS FROM HEADERS 2 / 5 7 / 2
TOTAL SHOTS 350 / 110
466 / 94
SHOTS ON GOAL 170 / 51
200 / 45
GOALS CONCEDED 28 / 6
23 / 5
ATTEMPTED PASSES 20,176 / 5,613
13,308 / 3,384
COMPLETED PASSES 17,841 / 4,975 10,462 / 2,688
CROSSES 383 / 87 586 / 113
BALLS LOST 2131 / 638 2240 / 647
CORNERS FOR 149 / 38 179 / 26
CORNERS AGAINST 84 / 26 126 / 50
FOULS WON 350 / 97 403 / 105
FOULS GIVEN 253 / 61 312 / 102
YELLOW CARDS 36 / 13 67 / 21
RED CARDS 2 / 0 6 / 3