Ahead of the 231st El Clasico, this ultimate guide to La Liga’s most eagerly anticipated fixture suggests that this Saturday’s game at the Santiago Bernabeu between the hosts Real Madrid and their fierce rivals Barcelona is going to be tight.
With 55 league titles between the two sides, it’s fair to say that these two giants have dominated La Liga throughout its history, but in the last five seasons Barcelona have claimed the title on three occasions and currently sit top of the table, giving them the momentum going into this weekend’s match.
In the history of El Clasico, Real Madrid have the advantage with 92 victories out of the 230 competitive fixtures between the two but Barcelona have the chance to make it 91 if they can claim three points on Saturday.
The fine balance between the teams is demonstrated by the statistics in the detailed accompanying infographic from Ticketbis.net.
The graphic is full of many other interesting facts and figures, including the net spend over the last four transfer windows for each side, the club’s top rated players for the 2015/16 season so far and the top goal scorers in the fixture’s history.
Ahead of the big match, Thomas Mesa, UK Country Manager for Ticketbis commented, “Our data shows that spectators from 24 different countries will be attending Saturday’s fixture, with fans from the UK leading the overseas ticket sales followed by spectators from the US.
“This is the biggest game in club football around the world and tickets are being exchanged for as much as €2,697 (£1895) with fans flying to Spain from countries such as Japan and South Korea just for the match.”