Any football match between rival teams Barcelona and Real Madrid is known as El Clasico. Originally referred to as competitions contested in the Spanish league, it has now expanded to cover all club matches, including those in the UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey. You can watch the 2021 El Clasico on ESPN+ in the US.
Apart from the UEFA Champions League Final, it is regarded as one of the most important club football matches in the world, as well as one of the most-watched yearly sporting events. It's a game noted for its ferocity, and both teams have had memorable goal celebrations, frequently involve insulting the opposition.
The rivalry is considered one of the most ferocious in all sports. The two clubs are among the world's wealthiest and most successful football clubs; in 2014, Forbes named Barcelona and Real Madrid the two most valuable sports teams in the world. Both clubs have a global fan base, and they are the most followed sports teams on social media.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2021: Who has most wins in 'El Clasico'?
As of the match played on April 10, 2021, Real Madrid are the slight favorites in head-to-head clashes in competitive matches, having celebrated a victory on 98 occasions so far; Barcelona have grabbed a triumph 96 times to this day, and a great number of even 52 matches have ended in a draw.
Meanwhile, it is Barcelona who leads Madrid in exhibition matches, 19 to 4. If we add these friendly games to the statistics, then, the Blaugrana becomes the better club in overall H2H duels, with 115 wins, compared to Los Blancos' 102 triumphs.
On 2 May 2009, the Santiago Bernabeu hosted the most prolific La Liga El Clasico in terms of goals scored. The away side, Barcelona won that match with a final result of 6-2. It's the most comprehensive thrashing in recent memory, with the ball landing eight times in the net.
If you live in the US, you can watch El Clasico on ESPN+.