ElClásico is the most played fixture in LaLiga history, with the two sides meeting 184 times in the competition, 76 wins for Real Madrid, 73 for Barcelona and 35 draws-with each team scoring the same number of goals (295).
One of football’s biggest matches returns as Real Madrid host Barcelona in the 250th competitive edition of the clash known as El Clasico this Sunday.
Barcelona’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages are out of their hands after a frantic 3-3 draw with Inter Milan at Camp Nou. Still, Xavi’s side is top of La Liga as they make the trip to face Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season on Sunday.
Sunday’s match sees both sides on top of the LaLiga table, with Barcelona just above Real Madrid due to goal difference. Barcelona snapped a six-game winless streak against their rivals in an emphatic 4-0 win last season, although Real Madrid would go on to win their record 35th LaLiga championship.
Following a summer spree in which Barcelona spent nearly €150 million ($145million) to bring in new players, the Catalan side has its sights set on a 27th league title. Meanwhile, Madrid is eyeing back-to-back crowns for the first time since the 2006-08 campaigns, not to mention extending their record Champions League haul to 15 trophies.
Barcelona is unbeaten in their eight games in LaLiga 2022/23 (W7 D1) and has conceded just one goal – equalling the second lowest number of goals conceded by a team (1) at this stage of the campaign in the competition (Deportivo La Coruna 1993/94 and Real Madrid 1997/98, one goal) after Barcelona themselves in 2014/15 (0 goals conceded).