This is the first El-Classico meeting that will not have two of the best players in the world for the first time in over a decade. Barcelona and Real Madrid have met 246 times with the Galacticos getting 98 wins and the Catalans with 96 wins, while they have drawn 52 times.
The Galacticos have won the past three meetings against Barcelona. The last time they won four in a row was in 1965. Ronald Koeman will hope that record is not achieved by Real Madrid when both sides meet at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona fans will hope that the club’s new number 10, Ansu Fati will fill the void that was left by Lionel Messi. The Spanish player scored in this same fixture last season, which made him become the youngest player to score in an El-Classico.
Carlo Ancelloti will hope the duo of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr come through for him in the most talked about game of the weekend. Both players have scored 18 goals between them in just 11 games.
This is the first time both Ancelloti and Koeman will meet since 2003, when they were at Ajax and AC Milan, respectively.
There should be a lot of goals in this game, as there has just been one goalless draw in their past 50 meetings.
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