In the first clasico of the season, Real won 3-1 at the Bernabeu back in October, a match that saw big summer singing Louis Suarez make his Barcelona debut after serving a three month ban due to his sending off in the 2014 World Cup Finals.
Neymar gave Barca a lead less than four minutes in, but a penalty from Ronaldo before halftime allowed Madrid to pull even and they overwhelmed the Blaugrana in the second half and won comfortably with goals from Pepe and Karim Benzema.
The win now means that Real leads the head-to-head record with 71 wins compared to Barcelona’s 66 wins. There have been 32 draws.
What will make the March contest even more interesting is that it comes in the middle of the Champions League Round of 16 matches. Luckily for Real, there contest against Schalke does not impact this game, but Barcelona have to play Premier League Champions Manchester City on the Wednesday at the Camp Nou in the second leg of their tie. Will the fact that Real have a week of rest, while Barca have a big Champions League game impact both teams play in this El Clasico?