El Clasico, the first volume of this season will soon take place on Thursday morning WIB (12/19) at the Estadio Camp Nou. Talk about the match involving Barcelona against Real Madrid is always interesting. The meeting of these two teams always presents an exciting, interesting and high-tension party between the players of both camps.
Both teams are currently in their best condition, but it seems that Barcelona are more favored. Not only because of the fact that they will play at home and also because they have a Lionel Messi. This Argentine Mega Star was listed as the king of El Clasico, there are many facts that prove this, including the following.
1. Most Goals
Since his debut in the Barcelona first team in 2004 until now, Messi has been involved in many editions of El Clasico against his eternal rival Barcelona. No wonder La Pulga is listed as the top scorer in El Clasico history, with a total of 26 goals being scored against Real Madrid. The closest to the record are only two people, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alfredo Di Stefano who both scored 18 goals.
2. Most Assists
In addition to contributing with his goals, Messi also often inspires Barcelona’s victory in the El Clasico party through his incision. He was even recorded as the most assist collecting in El Clasico history, with a total of 14 assists so far. No other player in history can record that many assists in the El Clasico match.
3. Youngest Scorer
Messi, who is currently 32 years old, is the youngest goalscorer in El Clasico, precisely against Los Blancos goalkeeper Iker Casillas. At that time Messi was 19 years old, four months and 14 days old. The record can only be broken at this time, if young players such as Ansu Fati (Barcelona) and Rodrygo or Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid) is played and breaks the opponent’s goal.
4. Most appearances
At present, Xavi is listed as the player with the most appearances in El Claisco, in total throughout the defense of Barca, he has played 43 matches El Clasico. But Messi is quite close, he has recorded 38 appearances at El Clasico.