Barcelona will host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on the Matchday 10 of the 2021-22 La Liga season next Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 10:15 AM (ET). This will be their 247th overall meeting. This clash will be just as important as the previous, their 246th. You can watch the 2021 El Clasico on ESPN+ in the US.

Prior to El Clasico, both Barcelona and Real Madrid played a Champions League match in the middle of the week, with the Madrid giants traveling to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday and the Blaugrana hosting Dinamo Kyiv on Wednesday.

Even if Barca appear to be out of the championship race at the moment, the Clasicos are always important and draw a lot of attention. Madrid, on the other side, has recently been playing excellent soccer and have acquired a lot of confidence. Nonetheless, these games have the potential to alter the course of a whole season, and fans all around the world will be watching.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2021: Which player has scored the most goals in 'El Clasico' in history?

Lionel Messi is the player with the most goals in El Clasico in history, with a total of 26 goals. El Clasico has seen Messi 18 times in La Liga, six times in the Spanish Super Cup, and twice in the UEFA Champions League. Messi also holds the record for being the youngest player to score in an El Clasico match. The Argentine's first goal in the famed rivalry occurred on March 10th, 2007, when he was 19 years old and making his El Clasico debut. 

Messi scored a hat trick in the match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou, his first for the club. He has another El Classico hat-trick and three braces. In addition, he has the most goals in the 21st-century El Clasicos.

Only the 34-year-old forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luis Suarez have scored more than 10 goals in El Clasico, despite the fact that all three of them no longer take part in the grand derby. Josep Samitier is the only player on the list of greatest El Clasico scores who has ever played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Watch the first El Clasico of the new La Liga season on ESPN+ in the United States.