Real Madrid vs Barcelona – El Clasico in Numbers

Real Madrid are fairly comfortable at the top of the La Liga table, 3 points ahead with a game in hand over their closest rivals, Barcelona. However, a victory for the Catalans at the Bernabeu in this weekend’s El Clasico would see them move ahead of Real on account of their much superior goal difference, +61 vs. +49.

Barcelona’s star man Neymar will miss the match after Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the Brazilians an appeal for his red card received against Malaga.


In other team news, Arda Turan has been passed fit but will not start.





For The Whites, Gareth Bale could make a return from injury after missing out their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.




Some fans, however, would like the talented 21-year-old Asensio to start over him. He scored the 4th goal against the Bavarians.




Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 2 El Clasicos, their best run since Jose Mourinho was their manager in 2013.

Messi is the current El Clasico top scorer in all competitions; however, he hasn’t scored in his last 6 against the Whites.








Zidane has not lost a Clasico match as a manager (W1 D1), the last Real Madrid manager to be undefeated in his first 3 Clasicos was Radomir Antic in 1992 (W1 D2).




Luis Enrique has the chance to become the second manager to win back to back La Liga games against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, after Pep Guardiola.

Real Madrid have scored the most goals from set pieces in La Liga this season (25) while Barcelona have the most from open play (71).

Barcelona have also shown a dependence on their strikers to get their goals, with 70% of their goals coming from the front 3. On the other hand, Real Madrid have the highest number of goals scored by defenders in the La Liga (13).

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