Whenever Real Madrid and Barcelona play each other, it becomes that time of the year again when the football world tends to stop its activities and watches, as two of the biggest and grandest football clubs on the planet go head to head in an epic clash, where 90 minutes can make a hero, a villain and an unknown commodity, a superstar.
The fixture between Real Madrid and Barcelona is called ‘El Clasico’. It is a rivalry that divides and unites the global football fan base. However, the recent games have been without the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, whose rivalry with Lionel Messi, more or less defined this fixture for a decade.
Here we have come up with the top five biggest wins in El Clasico:
1. Real Madrid 11-1 Barcelona (Copa del Rey)
Date: 19th June 1943
There are many stories around the internet media about the result. Some say that Barca players were forced to lose during the Franco era in Spain, while some believe the result was fair. So without picking any sides, we move forward. Barcelona were able to win the first leg of the Copa del Rey (Copa del Generalismo at that time) by 3-0 at home. They faced Real Madrid in the 2nd leg at Madrid’s home ground. Real Madrid thrashed Barcelona 11-1 in that game. The score was 8-0 at half-time. Despite beating Barcelona, Madrid failed to win the Copa title as Athletic Bilbao, inspired by Telmo Zarra lifted the Copa del Generalismo.
2. Real Madrid 8-2 Barcelona (La Liga)
Date: 3rd February 1935
Barcelona were winless against Real Madrid for the last four years and faced Real Madrid in the La Liga game. Jamie Lazcano opened the scoring for Los Blancos in the 14th min. He later went on to score a hattrick. Sanudo scored four goals in the game, most goals by a player in El Clasico. Reguiero bagged another goal. That made eight goals for Madrid. Escola was able to equalize for Barcelona early after Lazcano's opener but the Catalans weren’t aware of what was coming towards them. It is the biggest El Clasico victory in a competitive game.
3. Barcelona 7-2 Real Madrid (La Liga)
Date: 24th September 1950
In the third game week of La Liga 1950-51, the Catalan giants hosted Real Madrid at Camp de Les Corts (former home ground of Barcelona). Barcelona managed to put seven past Real Madrid in the game. Nicolau and Aurelio scored a brace for the Catalans. Molowny and Garcia got the consolation goals for Los Blancos. That La Liga season, Barcelona finished third and the Galacticos finished 13th.
4. Barcelona 6-1 Real Madrid (Copa del Rey)
Date: 19th May 1957
In the Quarterfinals of 1957 Copa del Rey, Barcelona and Real Madrid faced each other. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw as Di Stefano scored a brace for Los Blancos. Barcelona hosted the second leg and scored six past Madrid. Eulogio Martinez scored four goals and Kubala & Villaverde scored one for Barcelona. Real Madrid managed a goal through Ferran Olivella’s own goal. The fixture ended in an 8-3 aggregate win for the Catalans.
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5. Real Madrid 6-1 Barcelona (La Liga)
Date: 18th September 1949
Defending champions Barcelona after winning two back to back La Liga titles faced Real Madrid in La Liga in the 1949-50 season. The Catalans had a disastrous start as they conceded two goals inside four mins of the kick-off. Olmedo and Cabrera scored the goals for Madrid. Pahino and Macala scored braces as the game ended in a 6-1 win for Los Blancos. Barcelona scored their solitary goal in the 85th min through Gonzalvo.
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