Arguably the greatest rivalry in world soccer, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, is almost ready to write its next chapter. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the two will meet at the Camp Nou in their first meeting of the 2019-20 season after it was postponed from October. Real Madrid will be without star Eden Hazard after an ankle fracture.
The match is set for 2 p.m. ET and you can watch it live on fuboTV (Try for free) in English or Spanish.
But before the match begins, refresh yourself on the statistical history of the match:
Total competitive matches: 242
Total meetings: 275
Barcelona wins: 115
Real Madrid wins: 99
La Liga history
Real Madrid wins: 72
The late Manolo Sanchis, who played for Real Madrid from 1965-1971, fellow club legend Francisco Gento and current captain Sergio Ramos have all played in El Clasico 42 times. Barca legend Xavi has also played 42 times in this match.
It’s Lionel Messi of Barcelona with 26 goals, eight more than Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano. Cristiano Ronaldo is third with 18 goals.
Messi again. The Argentine has 14 assists in El Clasico.
Real Madrid beat Barcelona in the Copa del Rey back on June 19, 1943 by a score of 11-1, the most lopsided victory in the matchup’s history.
On March 2 of this year, Barca won 1-0 in a league game at Real Madrid thanks to a goal from Ivan Rakitic.
Fights, heated moments and more
Now, we just have to wait for another memorable moment in their first meeting of the season. CBS Sports will have you covered leading up to the match.