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Real Madrid vs Barcelona - El Clasico Head to Head Record

Last updated: 27 Oct 2023
Freetips staff 27 Oct 2023
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  • Real Madrid have a narrow 102-100 advantage in the head to head
Barcelona vs Real Madrid El Clasico History and Head to Head Record
Lionel Messi celebrates during the El Clasico in 2017 (Getty Images)

El Clasico Head to Head

Real Madrid have a narrow 102-100 advantage against Barcelona with 52 draws in 254 competitive matches.

El Clasico La Liga Record

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have met each other in every La Liga season since its inception in 1929. They are two of the only three inaugural members never been relegated from the Primera División alongside Athletico Bilbao.

The head to head record in La Liga is very close after 186 matches, Real Madrid edging Barcelona 77-74 with 35 draws.

Total La Liga Matches
Real Madrid Wins77
Barcelona Wins74
Real Madrid Goals299
Barcelona Goals298

La Liga Home and Away record

In La Liga home fixtures Real Madrid have won 54 matches with 15 draws and 22 defeats. Barcelona have won 50 La Liga matches at home with 20 draws and 20 defeats.

TeamHome WinsHome DrawsHome LossesGoals ForGoals Against
Real Madrid551523188116

El Clasico Copa del Rey record

The Spanish Cup or Copa del Rey is the oldest competition Spain with Barcelona and Real Madrid meeting for the first time in 1916. They required four matches to decide who advanced to the Copa del Rey final with two replays following home and away fixtures.

The last time these clubs met in the Copa del Rey was the 2022-3 semi-finals. The first leg at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu saw Barcelona win 1-0 with Éder Militão netting an own goal. 

The second leg at Camp Nou ended in an emphatic 4-0 victory for Real Madrid, Vinícius Júnior opening the scoring and Karim Benzema hitting a hat-trick.

Total Copa del Rey Matches37
Real Madrid Wins13
Barcelona Wins16
Real Madrid Goals69
Barcelona Goals68

El Clasico Copa del Rey Home and Away record

TeamHome WinsHome DrawsHome LossesOther Venus Wins
Real Madrid5564

El Clasico Spanish Super Cup record

The Supercopa de España or Spanish Super Cup is contested each season by the winners of La Liga and the Copa del Rey. Established in 1982, it has been an El Clasico seven times with Real Madrid victorious on six occasions to one. 

They last met in the 2017-18 Spanish Super Cup with Real Madrid winning 3-1 in Barcelona before a 2-0 win in Madrid in the second leg for a 5-1 aggregate win.

Total Spanish Super Cup Matches16
Real Madrid Wins9
Barcelona Wins5
Real Madrid Goals34
Barcelona Goals23

El Clasico Spanish Super Cup Record

TeamHome WinsHome DrawsHome LossesOther Venue Wins
Real Madrid6101

El Clasico UEFA Champions League Record

Unsurprisingly, Spain’s two top clubs have also met in the most prestigious club tournament in world football, the Champions League which was known as the European Cup prior to 1992. 

They have met four times; 1959-60, 1960-61, 2001-02 and 2010-11 with two wins each.

Total UEFA Champions League Matches8
Real Madrid Wins3
Barcelona Wins2
Real Madrid Goals13
Barcelona Goals10

El Clasico UEFA Champions League Home and Away record

TeamHome WinsHome DrawsHome Losses
Real Madrid121

El Clasico History

These clubs first met competitively in the 1916 Copa del Rey with four matches played to see which club advanced to the final against Athletic Bilbao. 

Real Madrid legend Santiago Bernabéu scored in every match with six goals in total, including one in the second replay to take Los Blancos through to the final with a 4-2 win.

The history between these clubs is bloody. In 1936 Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s troops arrested and executed Josep Sunyol, president of Barcelona and member of the Republican Left of Catalonia.

El Clasico used to refer only to meetings in the Spanish championship, but these days the term includes every match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, such as UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey and Super Cups. 

These clubs are two of the richest and most successful clubs in world football, with huge global fanbases and a big influence on social media.

The fixture is known for a no holds barred attitude and has featured some memorable goal celebrations, including Ronaldo’s famous shirt celebration at Camp Nou in August 2017. 

Ronaldo took off his shirt after scoring to put Real Madrid 2-1 up in the Spanish Super Cup first-leg tie. Ironically, Ronaldo was sent off just minutes later for diving.

Ronaldo was imitating Lionel Messi's celebration at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2016, part of another great player rivalry in El Clasico, arguably the best player rivalry in football history. 

Messi is the highest scorer in El Clasico’s with 26 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo tied with Alfredo Di Stefano on 18 goals with Raúl next best with 15 El Clasico goals.

El Clasico Head to Head FAQ

Who has won the most El Clasico's?

Real Madrid have won 102 El Clasico's with Barcelona winning 100 in 254 competitive matches with 52 draws.

What is El Clasico?

El Clasico is the term used to describe football matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Where is EL Clasico played?

El Clasico matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona are normally played at Camp Nou in Barcelona or Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.

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