Real Madrid Vs Barcelona: Who Has Been Better In El Clasico?

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona is one of the most watched fixture in the world and it also has been one of the most competitive in recent times.

Real Madrid Vs Barcelona: Who Has Been Better In El Clasico?

El Clasico is arguably the most popular rivalry in the world of football and the Spanish giants always deliver entertainment.

Real Madrid and Arch rival Barcelona are just one match away from the 254th competitive El Clasico contest, with just a little to choose between them in their overall encounter.

With both team having a robust budget and financial backings, as well as reputations that attract world-class players, these matches have been loaded with match winners over the years.

Well, regardless of their budget and all, who amongst them have had an upper hand in their rivalry as far back as 1929?

That is the essence of this piece, Futballnews takes a look at which of the team have been better so far.

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We will take a look at all the records of the classic encounter between the two Spanish giants.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Head-to-head

The last time Real Madrid and Barcelona met was in first week of April in the Copa Del Rey as Real Madrid thrashed Barcelona 4-0.

The game was played at Barcelona’s home Nou Camp but visitors did not take that into considerations as they dealt a blow to their opponent’s trophy hopes.

Real Madrid and Barca have met a further 34 times in friendlies and other non-competitive matches.

The overall head-to-head record of the two teams have been tight with Real Madrid edging Barcelona if all meetings are captured.

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CompetitionMatchesReal Madrid winsBarcelona winsDraws
La Liga186777435
Copa del Rey3313168
Copa de La Liga624
Supercopa de Espana16952
Copa de la Coronacion11
Champions League8323

Aside rom major competitions, there have been 34 friendly matches between the two teams and Barcelona have won 20 of those.

Real Madrid Vs Barcelona: Who Has Been Better In El Clasico?

Real have only four wins from these exhibition matches, while there have been 10 draws.

Barcelona started getting more wins in the El Clasico when Pep Guardiola became their head coach in the summer of 2008.

Since Guardiola became coach, Barcelona won 13 of their El Clasico matches against Real Madrid, losing 6 and drawing only four.

They also won in 2010-11 Champions League semi-final which was the first time they two clubs met in the competition since 2002.

Barcelona dominance in the El Clasico that period dwindled after Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi left the team though they continued to compete fiercely.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Trophies Won

Barcelona’s recent dominance saw them overtake Madrid in trophies won despite Madrid leading in La Liga.

Madrid have won 34 League Titles which is a record and 8 more than their rivals Barcelona.

They are also clear in European trophies with 14 Champions League trophy whilst Barcelona have won just 5.

Madrid have also won Europa League (Formerly UEFA Cup) on two occasions and Barcelona have 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (no longer existing).

CompetitionReal MadridBarcelona
La Liga3426
Copa del Rey1931
Supercopa de Espana1214
Champions League145
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup4
Europa League2
UEFA Super Cup55
Club World Cup53

Barcelona have however won the Copa del Rey 12 times more than Madrid, and they are not so far behind when it comes to Club World Cup.

Real Madrid enjoyed a good spell in the early days of European Cup, winning it five times in a row between 1956 and 1960 and again in 1966.

Real Madrid Vs Barcelona: Who Has Been Better In El Clasico?

They also did dominate La Liga winning it 18 times between 1950 and 1980 whilst Barcelona managed to get 5 in the period.

Top Goalscorers in El Clasico History

We all know that one of the major things fans look out for in the El Clasico are goals as well as goalscorers – this was amplified with the introduction of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The table below shows the all-time top scorers in the El Clasico so far.

Lionel MessiBarcelona26
Alfredo Di StefanoReal Madrid18
Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid18
Karim BenzemaReal Madrid16
Raul GonzalezReal Madrid15
Cesar RodriguezBarcelona14
Francisco GentoReal Madrid14
Ferenc PuskasReal Madrid14
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