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FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head record, top goalscorers and all you need to know about El Clasico

Real Madrid won their 99th El Clasico on Sunday against rivals FC Barcelona...

In the first El Clasico of the season, Real Madrid edged arch-rivals FC Barcelona 2-1 in a La Liga clash on Sunday at the Camp Nou. David Alaba and Lucazquez were on target for the away side while Sergio Aguero scored a late consolation goal for the hosts.

This was the first time in the last 17 years that neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo or Sergio Ramos will take part in this marquee clash. The Ronaldo vs Messi and other such duels added an extra zing to the competitiveness of this fixture.

Nonetheless, Clasicos are always special to the fans of these two clubs across the globe. With the win, Los Merengues held on to their second position on the league table, one point behind leaders Real Sociedad with a game in hand. Barcelona, on the other hand, dropped to the ninnth position.

The two clubs have now met each other in 247 competitive matches out of which Real Madrid won 99 and Barcelona won 96. 52 ties ended in a draw. Former FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the all-time highest goalscorer in El Clasico's history and is also the joint-most capped player along with current PSG teammate and former Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos.

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Here, we take a look at all the records of this classic encounter between the two Spanish giants.

Who has won the most El Clasicos - Barcelona or Real Madrid?
Competition Matches Real Madrid wins FC Barcelona wins Draws La Liga 183 76 72 35 Copa del Rey 35 12 15 8 Copa de La Liga 6 0 2 4 Supercopa de Espana 14 8 4 2 Copa de la Coronación 1 0 1 0 Champions League 8 3 2 3 Total 247 99 96 52
Who are the top five goalscorers in El Clasicos?
Player Club Goals Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 26 Alfredo Di Stefano Real Madrid 18 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 18 Raul Gonzalez Real Madrid 15 Cesar Rodriguez FC Barcelona 14
Who are the top five players with the most appearances in El Clasico?
Player Club Appearances Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 45 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 45 Francisco Gento Real Madrid 42 Manuel Sanchis Real Madrid 42 Xavi Hernandez FC Barcelona 42
What are the five biggest wins in El Clasico history?
Date Match Competition 19/06/1943 Real Madrid 11–1 Barcelona Copa del Rey 3/02/1935 Real Madrid 8–2 Barcelona La Liga 24/09/1950 Barcelona 7–2 Real Madrid La Liga 19/05/1957 Barcelona 6–1 Real Madrid Copa del Rey 18/09/1949 Real Madrid 6–1 Barcelona La Liga
Which players have scored the most hat-tricks in El Clasico's history?
Player Club No. of hat-tricks Santiago Bernabeu Real Madrid 2 (Both in 1916 Copa del Rey) Jaime Lazcano Real Madrid 2 (1929–30 La Liga & 1934–35 La Liga) Ferenc Puskas Real Madrid 2 (1962–63 La Liga & 1963–64 La Liga) Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 2 (2006–07 La Liga & 2013–14 La Liga)


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