Camp Nou will witness another Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid this Wednesday. The two Spanish giants will battle for the first time this season, looking to establish a leadership in La Liga. Both teams are tied on top of the competition with 35 points.
Check out some stats for tomorrow's clash:
- Messi will play his 42nd Clasico, equalling Xavi's record of appearances. Sergio Ramos will make his 43rd appearance, leading the list of players with more El Clásico games played.
- Messi is untouchable if we speak about goals and assists. With 26 goals and 14 assists in 41 games played so far, Messi is ahead of everyone in the history of battles between the teams. With 18 goals and 18 assists, Alfredo Di Stéfano is the one closer to Messi's numbers.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the one who holds the record for most consecutive Clásico games scoring. The Portuguese scored against Barcelona in 7 consecutive games.
- There are only 6 players with two hat-tricks: Santiago Bernabéu, Ferenc Puskas, Jaime Lazcano, Paulino Alcántara, Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi.
- Benzema has the record for the fastest goal scored in a Clásico. On 10 December 2011, the Frenchman scored just 21 seconds after the first whistle. Barcelona would win that game 3-1 at Santiago Bernabéu.
- With 19 years, 8 months and 14 days, Messi was the youngest player ever to score in a Clásico. Ansu Fati, Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. could break Messi's record if they manage to find the net.