Paul Reidy

El Clásico

Real Madrid



20 March 2022

The biggest global television audience for a domestic soccer game will tune in on Sunday for Real Madrid-Barcelona.

Sunday’s game will be the first ‘El Clásico’ held at the Bernabéu with fans present in two years due to the pandemic.

In 183 LaLiga meetings, Real Madrid have 76 wins to Barça’s 72 with 35 draws between the giants of Spanish football.

Madrid top LaLiga with a 10-point lead over second-placed Sevilla & 15 points over Barça & Atleti, third & fourth, respectively.

Real Madrid have also won four of the last five ‘El Clásico’ meetings between both sides.

Los Blancos will be without top marksman Karim Benzema after the Frenchman aggravated a muscle in Monday’s win at Mallorca.

Madrid coach Ancelotti played down Benzema’s absence: "He will be fit in two weeks & ready for the final stretch of the season."

Barcelona will be without Sergiño Dest after the US international strained his hamstring in Barça’s Europa League win in Turkey.

Barça coach Xavi admitted: "Even if we win at the Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday, I can’t see Real Madrid slipping up."

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