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Gerard Piqué took over the FC Barcelona Facebook account to respond to questions from fans during a live session in Thursday 1 December.

Some 30,000 questions were directed at the influential centre-back who, for one hour and a half, tried his best to answer as many as he could.

Saturday’s clash with Real Madrid will be Piqué’s 25th Clásico of his career, as game which he says “very difficult against a tough opponent, but knowing that it is a special game for the Barça fans  and that they are three special points”.

The fans were able to ask Piqué about his favourite moments from past Clásicos. Unsurprisingly, he spoke of the 6-2 at the Bernabéu and the 5-0 at the Camp Nou as his standout matches: “I have great memories of the 5-0 at the Camp Nou in 2010. I was at the stadium in 1993/94 when Barça won 5-0 with Romario; it was incredible to experience it as a fan”.

He continued: “Then I had the fortune to live it as a player. I have great memories of that game with our fans”.

About the upcoming Clásico, Piqué says that: “The squad is preparing in the same way as we do for other big games, aware of the importance of these three points, against the eternal rival. We watch many videos to see how we can tactically outdo (the opponent) and how we can attack better”.

Piqué's stats from his 24 Clásicos

Piqué arrived at Barça at the start of the 2008/09 season, and has gone on to play 24 Clásicos, 23 as a starter and one as a sub. Few have played 25, a milestone only available to those who have written history with the Club.

Competition Wins Draws Defeats Matches
Liga 9 1 3 13
Campions League 1 1 - 2
Copa del Rey 1 2 2 5
Spanish Super Cup 2 1 1 4
Total results 13 5 6 24

 

Piqué has scored two goals in those games, including in that famous 6-2 win in Madrid, but also in last year’s home 2-1 defeat at Camp Nou.

Always present on the great nights

There have been wins over Madrid over the years, but the great nights are always memorable. Piqué has been present in all of the biggest derbies The 4-0 at the Bernabéu in the league (15/16), the 2-0 in the Champions League semi-final in Madrid (10/11) the 5-0 La Liga win at Camp Nou (2010/11). But above all, the defender’s debut in the fixture, the 6-2 at the Santiago Bernabéu in 2008/09, where he scored and marked it with a celebration that has since become iconic.

 

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