Preview: Copa Clásico 2nd leg – 20 Interesting Stats

86-86 – Barcelona and Real Madrid are now level on the number of ‘Clásico’ wins with 86 each. Before Pep Guardiola joined, Madrid were leading 85-77

Real Madrid have now gone 12 matches without beating their rivals [after 90 minutes]

Neither side has kept a clean sheet in this season’s four meetings

In the first leg, only one Madrid player, Xabi Alonso (34), completed more passes than the blaugrana goalkeeper Pinto (25)

Under Guardiola, Barcelona have lost only 3 games in 27 cup games

Since April 2011, there have been 7 Clasicos that have seen a total of 46 yellow cards and 7 red cards

Copa Clásico History

Barcelona have scored in all of their Copa Clásicos at home (10/10)

Real Madrid have scored in all of their visits to the Camp Nou in the cup (3-1, 1-3, 1-1, 1-2 &y 3-2)

There have been 10 Copa Clásicos in the city of Barcelona: FCB 7-2 RMA. (1 draw)

Barcelona won the last Copa Clásico at home in 1997 (3-2) where Guardiola assisted the decisive goal

The last time Real Madrid failed to score away to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey was all the way back in June of 1943 at Les Corts (Barça’s old stadium)

Players

Lionel Messi will play his 300th match for Barcelona in all competitions

He has scored 13 in 16 El Clásicos in all competitions

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored just 3 in 14

Today is Xavi Hernandez 32nd birthday, on the day of last week’s Clásico, Pep Guardiola celebrated his 41st birthday

Xavi and Iker Casillas will both play their 29th Clasico tonight

The referee – Teixeira Vitienes

Teixeira has refereed 11 Real Madrid games away from home: 7 wins, 1 draw, 3 defeats

He has refereed 12 Barcelona home games: 8 wins, 3 draws, 1 defeat

Teixeira has sent off 4 players at the Camp Nou (all Barcelona players) and has awarded 3 penalties (2 against Barca)

He has sent off 3 players in Real Madrid away games (1 against Madrid) and has awarded 1 penalty against them too

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Andreas Vou is a Sports Journalist based in Barcelona and is working towards becoming a football scout as well as being involved with charity work. Being born and raised in England then moving to Cyprus at the age of 14 has allowed him see two football culture extremes that have made him more understanding to various perceptions of the game. He has a broad knowledge of the game throughout the major European leagues, particularly the English and Spanish leagues. This site combines journalism with scouting by providing insightful stories, interviews and identifying future talent with acute accuracy. It refuses to post cliché-ridden, tabloidesque articles and headlines that are written in a deceiving manner solely to get hits. This site aims to infuse healthy debates and intelligent discussions to help each other gain a deeper all-round understanding of football. One of his future aims is to set up a charity foundation that sends regular aid to improve the lives of the deprived with the power of sport. Enjoy the blog and contact us for anything from recommendations, praise, criticism, ideas and so on! :D

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