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The history of ‘El Clásico’ in numbers. Ramos and Messi are the most visible

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Football fans from all over the world are waiting for the “El Clásico” match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​​​today, Sunday, at the Santiago Bernabéu, at the top of matchday 29 of the Spanish League.
Real Madrid leads the Spanish league standings with 66 points, 10 points ahead of its closest rival, Sevilla, runner-up with 56 points, while Barcelona is third with 51 points and has a game postponed.

Throughout its history, the Classic matchups witnessed the recording of many unforgettable historical numbers, which we will review in the following report:

1- Argentine star Lionel Messi, all-time top scorer in ‘El Clásico’ with 26 goals, divided between 18 in the League, 6 in the Spanish Super Cup and two goals in the Champions League.

2- Sergio Ramos and Messi are the most involved in the history of the confrontations of the two teams, with 45 games.

3- Barcelona goalkeeper Víctor Valdés has kept a clean sheet with 7 games.

4- Messi is the one with the most assists with 14 assists.

5- The deceased Real Madrid star Francesco Gento, the most successful with 21 games, and Sergio Ramos the most lost with 20 games.

6- Karim Benzema scored the fastest goal, at 21 seconds, during the December match of the 2011-2012 season in the Spanish League.

7- Real Madrid coach Miguel Muñoz is the one who has led the most games in the Clásico with 36 games, and the one who has had the most victories with 16.

8- Real Madrid achieved the greatest victory in the history of “El Clásico”, with a score of 11-1 in the 1943 Copa del Rey.

9 – 4 players scored 2 hat-tricks: Santiago Bernabeu, Jaime Lazano, Puskas and Messi.

10 – Alfredo Di Stefano is the oldest player to score in El Clasico at 37 years and 164 days, and Barcelona’s Alfonso Navarro the youngest at 17 years and 356 days.

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