Madrid, Aug 30: In the first El Clasico of the season, Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the second-leg of Spanish Supercopa. Real clinched their first home win against arch-rivals Barca in seven meetings.
Early goals from Gonzalo Higuain (11) and Cristiano Ronaldo (19) put the La Liga champions ahead while Barca left-back Adriano was sent-off early on. Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick minutes before the first half but Madrid lifted their first Spanish Supercopa since 2008, thanks to away goals in the first-leg.
EL Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona Match Stats:
The first El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona (1-3) was played in 1902.
A total of 221 matches were played between the Spanish rivals with 88 wins for Real Madrid while Barcelona remain at 87 after losing 2-1 in the Spain Supercopa on Wednesday.
Real goalkeeper Iker Casillas has made 41 appearances in El Clasico, the most by any player in El Clasico history.
Largest victory in El Clasico was when Real Madrid beat Barcelona 11-1 in 1943.
Real Madrid have scored a total of 367 goals while Barcelona have netted 359. Out of 221, 46 matches ended in a draw.
12 players have been transferred from Real Madrid to Barcelona while 21 moved from Barca to Real.
Both teams have met only eight times in the UEFA Champions League with three draws, three wins for Real Madrid and 2 wins for the Catalans.
Real Madrid have the most consecutive wins, 7, between 1962 and 1965.
Barcelona remained unbeaten in 13 games between 1917 and 1928.
In 164 La Liga matches, Real have won 69 while Barca claimed 64 wins.