Five of the Biggest El Classico Scorelines

Jordan Edmonds

Real Madrid 11-1 Barcelona (1943)

Yes, you read that right. Real Madrid once hit their rivals for ELEVEN. One of the most bizarre El Classico ties occurred in June 1943, as Real Madrid and Barcelona met in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie – then known as the Copa del Gernalisimo. Barcelona had won the first leg in Barcelona 3-0, leaving Real with work to do in the second. Los Blancos certainly did turn it around though and were 8-0 up at half-time.

The humiliating defeat isn’t often flourished about by Real though, with plenty of political theories about the game being tied in with the scoreline. The most prevalent story being of a soldier sent by the Spanish leader Francisco Franco to intimidate and threaten the Barcelona players and their families before the game – resulting in the countries’ capital city coming out on top of the Catalonians.

Real Madrid 8-2 Barcelona (1935)

Another humiliation in favour of Los Blancos happened earlier in 1935, as Real Madrid stormed to an 8-2 home win. Both Jaime Lazcano and Ildefonso Sañudo grabbed hat-tricks in the La Liga fixture, with the latter grabbing a fourth later on.

Madrid went on to finish second in La Liga in that season, a point behind Real Betis, as Barcelona finished sixth.

However, Real did finish top of the Campeonato Regional Centro in the 1934/35 season which was a regional championship for all of the clubs based around Madrid.

Barcelona 7-2 Real Madrid (1950)

In 1950 it was Los Blaugrana’s turn to pile the misery on their El Classico rivals, with a 7-2 thumping in their August La Liga showdown.

Both Marcos Aurellio and Nicolau helped themselves to a brace in the game, as Barca went on to finish above Real Madrid in the table at the end of the season. Barca also went on to lift the Copa del Rey in that campaign.

Real would finish the season as low as ninth-place which is unthinkable considering the fact that they would go on to win the European Cup five times in a row between the start of 1955/56 and 1959/60.

Real Madrid 5-0 Barcelona (1995)

There were plenty of classic icons on show in the 1995 La Liga El Classico, but it was Los Blancos’ who got the better of their rivals with a devasting 5-0 win.

The likes of Raul, Fernando Hierro and Michael Laudrup lined up for Real against stars such as Guardiola, Georghe Hagi and Ronald Koeman. Jorge Valdano’s men came out on top, with Chilean striker Ivan Zamorano scoring a hat-trick before goals from future Barca manager Luis Enrique and Amavisca sealed it with style.

Los Blancos went on to win La Liga whilst Barca could only manage a fourth-place finish.

Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid (2010)

A more recent El Classico domination occurred in November 2010, as Pep Guardiola’s tiki-taka masters were controlling European football and that was shown by their La Liga humbling of Real.

That season saw the top three Ballon d’Or spots being claimed by Barcelona players, more specifically La Mesia products, as Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta were unstoppable. Not even a Cristiano Ronaldo in the peak of his powers could stop Barca from dominating.

Xavi opened the scoring on nine minutes before Pedro doubled their lead not long after. A brace from David Villa as well as a goal from substitute Jeffren condemned Los Blancos to a crushing defeat as Pep Guardiola’s machine went on to claim the La Liga title as well as the Champions League.

Until AS Roma’s 6-1 loss to Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League, this defeat was Jose Mourinho’s heaviest defeat as a manager which is still staggering to this day considering the quality of players that he had at his disposal whilst at the Santiago Bernabeu.


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