This saturday Real Madrid and Barça (Alfredo Di Stéfano, 9:00 p.m.) They meet again in a Classic that seems decisive for the fight for the League title, since Atlético has wasted the income of around 10 points that it had a couple ago months.
Throughout history, these types of matches have brought together the best players in the championship. However, in this 21st century that situation has increased, taking into account that the league titles have been distributed, to a large extent, between Barça and Real Madrid. Now, we do what could be the best 11 of this great game.
Casillas (goalkeeper, Real Madrid)
Despite the fact that Victor Valdés achieved more trophies for less thrashed goalkeeper, The Real Madrid goalkeeper is one of the footballers who has played the most Classics during his career. From the 1999/2000 season to 2014/15 he participated in 37 matches of this nature, being decisive in many of them.
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Puyol (defense, Barcelona)
The Catalan center-back became a fixture for Guardiola’s Barça. He faced Real Madrid up to 32 times, getting 12 wins and two goals. In the memory is one of the goals of the famous 2-6 at the Santiago Bernabéu or the participation in the 5-0 to the whites in 2010.
Sergio Ramos (defender, Real Madrid)
He is the player who has played the most Classics in history: 45. This time he will miss it through injury, but his name has been written on many of these appointments. Without going any further, he scored his fifth goal in the first round and equaled Koeman as the top scorer defender at Real Madrid-Barça.
Piqué (defense, Barcelona)
Gerard has 39 Classics behind him, being one of the defenders who has participated the most in these games. He was Puyol’s partner for many years and, together with him, he enjoyed 5-0 and 2-6 (with a goal included) to the eternal rival. He has added 18 wins in 29 games.
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Xavi (midfielder, Barcelona)
The one who was captain, together with Puyol, of the best Barça in history He played 42 Classics, of which he won 17 and scored five goals. From 2000 to 2014 he was one of the main protagonists of these parties. He experienced clashes in the Champions League, the League, the King’s Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.
Iniesta (midfielder, Barcelona)
Like Xavi, the one from Fuentealbilla accumulated during his time at Barcelona a trail of confrontations against Real Madrid. Up to 38 times he faced the rival of the capital, which he has faced the most in his sports career. He has 16 victories and scored three goals.
Ronaldinho (winger, Barcelona)
The Brazilian managed to leave the Santiago Bernabéu applause after his exhibition in 2005. He spent five years at Barcelona and was one of the most decisive players in the Classics of that time, along with Eto’o and Henry: he scored four goals against the whites, two of them on that memorable night in Chamartín.
Cristiano (winger, Real Madrid)
The Portuguese has probably been the player who has done the most damage to Barcelona in recent years. He scored 18 goals and some so decisive that they gave titles, such as the victory in the Copa del Rey final in 2011 or, a year later, the 1-2 at the Camp Nou that gave half the league to the whites.
Messi (playmaker, Barcelona)
If there is a player who represents these games, it is the Argentine. He is the top scorer in this type of match: 26 goals. Some are so remembered as the two of Mourinho’s Madrid in the 2011 Champions League or 2-3 in 93 ‘in 2018 at the Santiago Bernabéu, which left the image of Messi spreading his shirt to the Madrid fans. In terms of matches, he has 44 – only surpassed by Ramos – and 19 victories.
Raúl (forward, Real Madrid)
He was the only one who silenced the Camp Nou in a Classic. The ‘7’ Madrid player played 37 games against Barça, added 11 victories and scored 15 goals, including the one that silenced the culé fiefdom in 1999. He also contributed to the victory in 2002 in the Champions semi-finals.
Ronaldo (forward, Barcelona and Real Madrid)
Although he is not one of the players who has played the most Classics or that with the Barcelona shirt he did so in the 21st century, Ronaldo is one of the privileged few who knows what it is to score with both jerseys in this event. Four goals for each team, which bore the hallmark of the Brazilian’s power and aim.
– That Real Madrid and Barça tie is paid to 3.8.
– Quel Messi scores a goal in has a quota of 1.8.
– That both teams score in the first half is paid to 3.3.
– That Real Madrid scores the first goal has a quota of 2.0.
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