El Clasico is the biggest rivalry in sports, featuring the biggest stars in the biggest venues with some of the biggest prizes in soccer generally on the line. So who are the El Clasico top scorers, the players who shine when the lights are brightest and the pressure is on? We made a list, and it has some pretty impressive names on it.
Time is a flat circle (shout out Rust Cohle).
These 18 photos will show you footballers 10 years ago in 2007 and today in 2017. Some of growth might shock you. Some might not. All we know is:
- David Luiz is not the same person.
- David De Gea went from a weenie to a G
- Kaka hasn’t really aged
Barcelona opened up a nine-point gap at the top of La Liga with an astounding 3-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday. Real now trail the leaders by 14 points, a seemingly insurmountable margin when coupled with what transpired over the final 45 minutes in Madrid.
Everyone remembers Lionel Messi's performance in El Clasico back in April. He scored two goals: one incredible dribble goal and a late winner because of course he scored a late winner.
Everyone who's anyone wants to know how Messi and Ronaldo stack up against each other in El Clasico, but don't worry, we've got you covered.
El Clasico Messi vs Ronaldo Stats
Goals: Lionel Messi has scored 24 goals in El Clasico. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 17 goals in El Clasico.
Assists: Lionel Messi has assisted 13 goals in El Clasico. Cristiano Ronaldo has assisted one goal in El Clasico.
Real Madrid and Barcelona play each other in El Clasico on Saturday, December 23rd at 7 AM Eastern time, so we would like to give our condolences to anyone who lives in Washington, Oregon, Nevada or California. Although getting up at four in the morning is not the most desirable time, we can assure you that if you miss it, you'll regret not watching this.
The first Real Madrid vs. Barcelona match of the 2017-18 season is Saturday at the Bernabeu. While this fixture has been dominated by the Messi vs. Ronaldo debate for the last decade, there’s another matchup that pops into people’s minds: El Clasico vs Super Bowl. Which has higher TV ratings?
Real Madrid welcomes Barcelona to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, December 23, for the 175th league edition of El Clasico. The stakes couldn’t be higher with Real desperate to make up ground in La Liga, while a victory for Barcelona at the home of its greatest rival would effectively doom Zinedine Zidane’s men in their quest to defend the title.