Barcelona’s run of bad away games against big clubs has become monotonous. The team’s midfield dominance clashes with their inability to finish which leaves massive counter-attack chances for their opponents. As was the case in today’s 244th official Clasico.
This game leaves Messi with no goals scored in El Clasico clashes since Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid.
The clubs are tied in head-to-head results in competitive matches with both sides earning 96 wins. Real Madrid overtook Barcelona in La Liga El Clasico wins with 73 and 72 respectively.
Real Madrid stand atop the La Liga table with 56 points while Barcelona sits second with 55.
Both the teams have two weeks time before they return to face their Champions League opponents in their second-leg fixtures.
While Real Madrid will travel to Manchester City’s Etihad to recover the 2-1 loss at home, Barcelona will look forward to holding their away goal advantage when Napoli visits Camp Nou for the second-leg after the first ended 1-1.