Credit: La Liga
With the standings of both clubs, this El Clasico is more than 3 points but bagging rights.
Real Madrid sits top of the La Liga, 10 points clear while Barcelona continues to fight for the top 4 but you can overlook the works Xavi Hernandez has done when he took over this summer.
A good addition during the January transfer window has helped Barcelona with the likes of Torres, Aubameyang, Traore, and even Dembele who refused to leave.
Both teams are enjoying different fortunes in Europe but a walk back home will be a dicey one.
Real Madrid cruised in the first leg when Barcelona were under crisis under their former manager, Koeman and it was a masterclass performance from their 37-year old midfielder, Luka Modric.
Today’s El Clasico will also be first for most of Barcelona’s squad but they have a manager who knows the importance of a game like this.
See below for stats you should know;
Real Madrid are on their best Clasico run in years, having won the last five meetings in all competitions.
Surprisingly, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois does not have the highest save percentage in LaLiga — his 78.4% comes in second to the 80% of Sevilla’s Bono.
Benzema is LaLiga’s outstanding offensive player, topping the charts for goals (22) and assists (11)
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