Barca vs Real: Everything you must know before tonight's El Classico
- Real and Barca will lock horns on Saturday in a La Liga match.
- The match will be played at Barcelona's home ground, Camp Nou.
- The real-Barca rivalry is famously named as 'El Classico.'
El Classico - the name given to the match between fierce rivals, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid - is one of the most watched sporting events and the clash has been nothing but a heated contest, on both the sides.
Real, the table toppers of the current season are six points clear of the hosts, Barcelona when the two teams set Camp Nou on fire for yet another incredible game of football.
La Liga 2016-17 standing:
|Team||Games Played||Won||Draw||Loss||Goals scored||Points|
Los Blancos - Real are famously called in Spain - also lead Barcelona in La Liga and over all head to head, giving them a physiological edge over the hosts.
Here is the Barca vs Real, head to head in La Liga:
|No. of Matches||Barca (wins)||Real Madrid (wins)||Draws|
FC Barcelona - Real Madrid, overall head to head below:
|No of Matches||Barca (wins)||Real Madrid (wins)||Draws|
However, if the friendlies are included as well, Barca lead the head to head 109-97 against these opponents.
Real who have defeated Barca 20 times in their backyard will look to repeat that feat, while the defending champions, Barcelona who have been winless in the last two weeks will be desperate to grab the three points to reduce the gap from Real.
Going into the Saturday's encounter, while Ronaldo is the current leading goal scorer with 10 goals after 13 fixtures, with his arch rival, Leo Messi just a goal behind having netted nine times so far in the Spanish league in 2016-17 season.
However, it is the Argentine who is on the top of the goal sheet of overall El Classico matches. Messi has 21 goals to his name to Ronaldo's 15, who holds the joint third place with former Madrid forward Raul Gonzalez and Barcelona's Cesar Rodriguez.
Top 5 goal scorers of El Clasico:
|Leo Messi||21||FC Barcelona|
|Alfredo Di Stefano||18||Real Madrid|
|Raul Gonzalez||15||Real Madrid|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||15||Real Madrid|
|Cesar Rodriguez||15||FC Barcelona|