El Clasico results, El clasico history, El clasico head to head.
El Clasico meaning
Name of any football competition between Real Madrid Club de Football (Real Madrid) and Football Club Barcelona (Barcelona).
Initially, only the Spanish Championship games were called El Clasico, but now all games between Real Madrid and Barcelona are called by that name, except for the Champions League final.
It is the most followed football match in the world, enjoyed by millions of football fans around the world.
El clasico history
During the dictatorships of Primo de Rivera and Francisco Franco (1939–1975), all regional cultures were suppressed in Spain. All languages except Spanish were officially banned.
Carrying the symbol of the Catalan people’s desire for independence, Barcelona became to the Catalans “more than a club (Més que un club)”.
According to author Manuel Vazquez Montalban, the best way for Catalans to show their identity was to join Barcelona. It was less risky than any secret anti-Franco movement and it gave them a chance to express their differences.
In the 1950s, controversy over the transfer of Alfredo Di Stefano escalated the rivalry between the two teams, who eventually joined Real Madrid and later became the key to their success.
In the 1970s, their rivalry reached the European level, when they met twice in the knockout stages of the European Cup.
El clasico head to head
As Barcelona and Real Madrid are the most successful football clubs in Spain, the competition is reflected in the El Clasico match. As can be seen below, Barcelona is leading Real Madrid 98-98 in terms of the official overall trophy.
Although the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is recognized as the predecessor of the UEFA Cup, and the Latin Cup as the predecessor of the European Cup, neither was organized by UEFA.
As a result, UEFA does not consider clubs’ records in the FA Cup or Latin Cup as part of their European record.
The Ibero-American Cup was later a recognized official tournament organized by Conmebol and the Royal Spanish Football Federation, which was considered a major trophy.
Competition – Match – RMA – BAR – Draw
La Liga – 183 – 6 – 72 – 35.
Copa del Rey – 35 – 12 – 15 – 8.
Copa de la Liga – 6 – 0 – 2 – 4.
Supercopa de Espana – 15 – 9 – 4 – 2.
Copa de la Coronasian – 1 – 0 – 1 – 0.
UEFA Champions League – 8 – 3 – 2 – 3.
All competitions – 248 – 100 – 96 – 52.
Exhibition Games – 33 – 4 – 19 – 10.
Total matches – 281 – 104 – 115 – 62.
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