On Sunday, one of world football’s most prestigious matches takes place at the Santiago Bernabeu, El Clasico.
This is a heated rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona which stems all the way back to May 1902 when they met in the Copa de la Coronacion, of which Barcelona emerged victorious via a 3-1 scoreline.
These two sides are Spanish football’s most successful, as Real Madrid have 99 trophies or honours to their name, whilst Barca are just two shy. In context, the third most successful side in Spain are Athletic Bilbao with 35 honours.
Sunday’s clash will be the 250th competitive clash between the duo, with Real winning 100, whilst Barcelona have 97 victories. Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi have made the most appearances in this fixture, doing so 45 times each, whilst the latter has scored the most goals, doing so 26 times.