Barcelona and Real Madrid will face off in the Supercopa de Espana semi-finals on Wednesday night in what will be the second-ever Clasico played outside of Spain.
The new format of the Supercopa sees the game played in Saudi Arabia, and this fixture is the first time that a Clasico will be played overseas as a recognised match.
In the first Clasico of the season, Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Camp Nou in October 2021. Goals from David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez gave Los Blancos a two-goal lead before a late consolation goal came for the Blaugrana through Sergio Aguero, who recently had to retire due to a heart problem.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have faced one another in almost every official competition going, but they have also played out the historic El Clasico fixture in 33 friendlies.
They have faced off in cities all across Spain, with Valencia and Zaragoza hosting the fixture in the Copa del Rey finals. In recent years they have come up against one another abroad, showing how important the rivalry is all over the world.
In 2017 El Clasico went to Miami in the International Champions Cup, with Barcelona beating Real Madrid 3-2. Now they are set to battle again in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with a place in the Supercopa final at stake.
FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid statistics
Who has won El Clásico the most?
Overall, the statistics read as follows:
- Total wins for FC Barcelona: 96
- Total wins for Real Madrid: 99
- Draws: 52
- Goals for FC Barcelona: 402
- Goals for Real Madrid: 412
- Home wins for FC Barcelona: 62
- Home wins for Real Madrid: 64