El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is always a must-watch for the soccer community, regardless of any other factor such as the competition they're playing for, the time of the season they're doing so, nor the players involved in it.
The Spanish giants' derby will forever be one of the most exciting games of the season. This weekend, El Blaugrana and Los Blancos will meet for the first time in the 2021-22, and it will be broadcast in the US by ESPN+.
Without the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, or Cristiano Ronaldo, it will be time for other players to step up and steal the show in this thrilling matchup. Camp Nou will be the venue for this duel again, so let's take a look at the head-to-head between Barca and Real Madrid at this stadium.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head at Camp Nou
Even though their first ever meeting has taken place in a hippodrome, these clubs went on to face each other frequently at bigger stages, with the Santiago Bernabeu, home of Real Madrid, hosting a number of games.
But here, let's talk about Barca's ground, where the upcoming Clasico will be played. Logically, Barcelona have been dominant at Camp Nou claiming the victory 61 times, while Real Madrid won on 30 occasions, and they drew 26 times.
Of the 117 matches that were played at this stadium, 91 of them were in La Liga, with Barca winning 50 times, Real Madrid 21, and they drew on 20 occasions. In Copa del Rey and the defunct league cup fixtures at Camp Nou, Los Cules won six games, while Los Blancos did so five times, and they drew in four matches. In the Spanish Supercup, meanwhile they met seven times at Camp Nou, with four triumphs for the hosts, two for the visitors, and one tie.
Real Madrid, however, have the edge in their Champions League meetings at Barcelona's home, as they picked up two victories, while the home side only won once and they drew in another match. On Sunday, it will be interesting to see if Ronald Koeman's boys can strengthen themselves in their first derby in front of their fans since the Covid outbreak. You can watch it in the US via ESPN+.