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Real Madrid v Barcelona: The ' El Clasico' in numbers

March 22, 2014 17:01 IST

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The numbers behind Sunday's ‘El Clasico’ between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium.

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The number of 'Clasico' games Real coach Carlo Ancelotti and his Barca counterpart Gerardo Martino have each presided over, a 2-1 win for Barca at the Nou Camp at the end of October.

Italian Ancelotti and Argentine Martino replaced Jose Mourinho and Tito Vilanova respectively at the end of last season.

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Image: Two Real Madrid fans wait for the game to start
Photographs: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

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The number of goals scored by Barca's Argentina forward Lionel Messi in official 'Clasicos'.

The four-times World Player of the Year is the highest scorer among current members of either squad and is joint-top on the all-time list with Real great Alfredo Di Stefano. Cristiano Ronaldo has 12 for Real.

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Image: Barcelona's Lionel Messi (left) walks past Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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The number of cards the most booked player, former Real and Spain defender Fernando Hierro, collected in official 'Clasicos' (17 yellow and one red).

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Image: Fernando Hierro signs a painting during a media event
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The number of games in all competitions that Real are unbeaten in since they lost to Barca in October. Of those they have won 26 and drawn five.

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Image: Pepe of Real Madrid with teammates
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44

The record number of 'Clasico' appearances made by Real's Paco Gento. Among active players, Barca playmaker Xavi has the most with 38, ahead of Real goalkeeper Iker Casillas on 34 and Barca defender Carles Puyol on 32.

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Image: Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona with teammate Xavi Hernandez
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90

Real have beaten Barca 90 times in official matches, with 88 wins for Barca and 48 draws.

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Image: Barcelona's Lionel Messi (right) and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo
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226

The number of official 'Clasicos' played since the pair's first encounter in the last four of the Spanish Cup on May 13, 1902, which Barca won 3-1.

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Image: Barcelona's Lionel Messi
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380

The number of goals Real have scored in official 'Clasicos', 14 more than Barca.


Image: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, centre with teammates Daniel Carvajal,left, and Gareth Bale
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

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