• Real Madrid have only won two of their last 11 league meetings with Barcelona (D2 L7), and both came by the odd goal.
  • The Whites have the opportunity to win two successive Clasicos at the Bernabeu for the first time since 2008.
  • Since the 2008/09 campaign, Barcelona have won three more Clasicos (five) than Real Madrid have (two) at the Bernabeu.
  • Real Madrid and Barcelona have both found the net in each of the last 14 Clasicos in all competitions (Real Madrid 24, Barcelona 25).
  • The last time either side failed to net was back in April 2011, when Real Madrid failed to score in a Champions League home game (0-2).
  • Barcelona have scored in each of their last 11 trips to the Santiago Bernabeu in all competitions; the last time they failed to net was back in October 2006 (2-0 in La Liga).
  • Barcelona have only lost one of seven games in all competitions against sides managed by Carlo Ancelotti (W3 D3): 1-0 in October 2004.
  • Neymar both scored and assisted on his Clasico debut earlier in the campaign.
  • Jese Rodriguez scored his first La Liga goal in the reverse fixture with Barcelona, with Ronaldo picking up his first ever Clasico assist for that strike.
  • Only against Espanyol (five) has Xavi scored more league goals than he has against Real (four).
  • Leo Messi is the top scorer in league Clasicos amongst current players (11).
  • Indeed if he scores in this game, Messi will overtake Alfredo Di Stefano as the top scorer in all-time Clasicos in all competitions (currently tied on 18).
  • Real Madrid have only lost one of four Clasicos with Diego Lopez in the starting eleven (W2 D1) though this was in the Nou Camp earlier this term.
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored three goals in five league meetings with Real Madrid, with two of them coming as a substitute.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in seven of his last 10 Clasicos (nine goals in total).
  • Lionel Messi has scored a goal every 130.5 minutes in the Clasico; Ronaldo, one every 145.6.
  • Victor Valdes has conceded more goals at the Bernabeu than at any other away venue in his La Liga career (17).