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El Clasico Set To Be Played On 18 December

Barcelona’s rearranged home clash with rivals Real Madrid has finally been given a date with the Spanish giants meeting on December 18.

The duo were due to go head-to-head on October 26 but the highly anticipated fixture had to be postponed due to the political protests in Catalonia.

There was talk of the fixture being switched to the Santiago Bernabeu but both clubs decided against the idea.

They will now instead meet at the Nou Camp a week before Christmas Day.

The original fixture was postponed after mass protests in the heart of Barcelona on the back of nine Catalan political leaders being given lengthy prison sentences.

People took to the streets to protest against their sentences after they tried to push for Catalan independence in 2017.

Catalan voters backed independence but the referendum was deemed to be illegal by Spain’s Constitutional Court.

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El Classico Frequently Asked Questions
What is clasico match?

El Clasico is the term used to refer to football matches between Spain’s most famous and bitterest rivals: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid C.F. The two teams meet twice during a season, with an additional two times in the Copa del Rey, Champions League, and the Supercopa de España, and possibly in the UEFA Super Cup as well

What is the meaning of El Classico?
El Clásico (English: The Classic, Catalan: El clàssic) is a football match between two Spanish rival football clubs, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, in the Spanish football league La Liga. It is one of the most famous football matches in the world

When was the first El Clasico played?
The inaugural El Clasico was played on May 13, 1902. This match was a friendly and played 27 years before the establishment of the La Liga championship in 1929 so not official an ‘El Clasico’ match. Barcelona founder Joan Gamper scored in the match

How many times has Barcelona beat Real Madrid?
Barcelona leads the head-to-head results in competitive matches with 96 wins to Real Madrid’s 95; Barcelona also leads in total matches with 115 wins to Real Madrid’s 99 as of match played on 2 March 2019.

What is the biggest win in El Clasico?
The biggest win in El Clasico came in 1943 in the Copa Del Rey when the Los Blanco thrashed FC Barcelona 11-0 on 13 June, 1943. The second biggest win was another Real Madrid in 1935 which ended 8-2 in a La Liga fixture

Which player has scored the most goals in El Clasico?
In total, Messi has scored 25 goals against Real Madrid – well ahead Los Blancos legends Alfredo di Stéfano (who scored 18 goals against Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (17).