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The ten essential things you should know about this Real Madrid-Barcelona Classic

All the essential questions that an amateur of Real Madrid or Barcelona arises before a Classic. How Messi and Cristiano arrive, who is the referee and what are the security measures against the terrorist threat, among many other data, curiosities and useful information.

How is Barca given to Rafa Benitez? Not bad at all. In his long career as a coach he has managed to beat Barcelona five times. He did three times with Valencia , two of them in a Camp Nou to which he has taken the measure. In the temple clue forged the elimination of the Catalan set of Champions League 2006-07 when it directed to Liverpool . He also won in his last precedent, the only face-to-face with Luis Enrique in a friendly as a coach of Naples .

Messi vs Cristiano what have they done in the last Classics? Leo Messi, who has the record of the classics with 21 goals, opened and closed his account with two triplets, while Cristiano Ronaldo the third in the history of these matches with 15 with Raul, has scored in the last three league matches . In 23 Classics, Cristiano has scored twice against Barcelona, ​​one in the league and another in the semifinals of the cupboard tournament, and he has completed his count with one in each of the last three clashes of the domestic competition, the last three Has disputed.

What if Messi does not play? The Barça does not know how to win the Madrid without him. A defeat and a draw, both at the Camp Nou, is the negative balance of Barcelona in the league matches that have played against Real Madrid without Lionel Messi , since the Argentine striker is part of the first team of the Barca team.

How many people will watch the game on television around the world? The significance of the Spanish football classic that will be played at the Bernabeu Real Madrid and Barcelona will once again focus the attention of the entire planet, as they will see around 600 viewers from 170 countries.

Security is more than guaranteed in the face of the terrorist threat. More than 2,500 troops will ensure the security of the party, including 1,200 agents of the National Police, six times more than in a meeting of these characteristics. In addition there will be 122 local police (42 more than usual), 1,195 private security personnel from the Real Madrid Club, 80 emergency workers from Madrid and 60 from the Red Cross.

Datazo of possession When was Madrid better in this? The white team does not gain possession of the ball to Barça in a league game since May 7, 2008 (54.25%). It was the party of the famous corré culé to Real Madrid, newly champion of Liga.

The penalties benefit Barca this League. Barcelona are the team to which most penalties have favored him in the five major European leagues this season (eight).

Who is the referee of the Classic? The Andalusian David Fernández Borbalán will lead the match, will be his third Classic, after refereeing in August 2011 the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup that faced Real Madrid and Barca, and which imposed the Catalan set 3-2.

The first Classic without Xavi and Casillas. How many played each? Xavi became the Barca player with more classics played in all competitions, with 42 matches, one less than Manuel Sanchis and tied with Paco Gento, and Iker Casillas accumulated the not inconsiderable figure of 37, the same as Fernando Hierro and Raúl González.

What can be paid for an entry in the resale. Although it has not raised as much expectation as other Classics, the illegal sale of tickets through the Internet is shooting up to 2,700 euros per ticket.

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