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.