Leo Messi is the all-time leading scorer in the history of El Clásico, with 25 goals across all competitions.

Leo Messi is the all-time leading scorer in the history of El Clásico, with 25 goals across all competitions. | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

It’s been 10 years since the last time FC Barcelona and Real Madrid played a match that had so little bearing on the La Liga standings.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to play for.

When the two arch-rivals meet this Sunday at Camp Nou, there may be three points up for grabs, but, with the Catalans having already claimed the La Liga title, the world’s greatest rivalry will be played out in its purest form and with but one glorious, yet intangible, prize at stake—Pride.

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Statistically Speaking

EL CLÁSICO HISTORY, AT A GLANCE! Sunday’s Barça-Real Madrid match will be the 238th El Clásico of all-time . . . The long-time rivals have drawn 49 times, while Barça’s 93 wins are just two fewer than Real Madrid’s 95 . . . Barça is looking for its 50th all-time home La Liga win over Real Madrid . . . The Catalans’ current El Clásico record in league games played at Camp Nou is 49 wins, 18 draws, and 20 losses . . . A win on Sunday will give Barça a two-game season sweep over Real Madrid in La Liga for the first time since the 2013/14 season when Gerardo “Tata” Martino was in charge . . . It’s been 10 years since the last time Barça and Real Madrid squared off in La Liga with one of the two teams having already clinched the La Liga title . . . The last time came in May 2008, when Real Madrid, one week after clinching the league title, beat Barça at the Santiago Bernabéu, 4-1 . . .

STREAKS AHOY! Barça is undefeated on the season and will be looking to take one more step towards becoming the first La Liga team to ever do it for a full season . . . Els Blaugrana have already broken the all-time La Liga record for consecutive games undefeated, and will be going for number 42 in a row dating back to last season . . . Barça is also riding a 20-game scoring streak versus Real Madrid in La Liga, during which the team has scored 46 goals . . .

THE GOOD GUYS! In case you're still doubting who the G.O.AT. is, Leo Messi is the all-time leading scorer in the history of El Clásico, with 25 goals across all competitions . . . Messi also owns that distinction in La Liga Clásicos, with 17 goals . . . Nevertheless, Messi has not scored in the last 4 El Clásicos played at Camp Nou in La Liga, the longest home drought against Real Madrid in his career . . . For Andrés Iniesta, who recently announced this would be his last season with the team, this will be his final El Clásico as a Barça player . . . Luis Suárez has five goals in his seven La Liga appearances against Real Madrid, which is more than any other player has scored against Los Blancos since Suárez joined Barça ahead of the 2014/15 season . . .

THE OTHER GUYS! The 17 El Clásico goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo are second all-time among Real Madrid players, and a goal this Sunday would tie him with Alfredo di Stefano for most all-time, with 18 . . . Moreover, Ronaldo has 11 goals in his last 11 visits to Camp Nou in all competitions . . . Curiously, all of them have come from inside the penalty area, with just one coming from the penalty spot . . . Sergio Ramos has scored 4 headers against Barça in his career, more than any other player since he made his debut in 2005 . . .

How to Follow the Game Live

As always, Barça’s match will be broadcast live around the world. We will also have live English play-by-play streamed on R@dioBarça. And social media users can get live updates on Barça's official Facebook and Twitter accounts as the action unfolds.

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