|The first El Clasico of the season is upon us as Barcelona and Real Madrid renew their rivalries.|
All heads turn to Spain this weekend as Barcelona and Real Madrid go head-to-head in the biggest rivalry in world football. The two giants are among the richest and most successful football clubs in the world and have in their ranks, arguably the greatest two players that have ever lived – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid lead the head-to-head results in competitive matches with 93 wins to Barcelona's 90, while the Catalans lead in total matches with 109 wins to Los Blancos’ 97. Messi is the highest goalscorer in the El Clasico with 21 goals, but Ronaldo is the leading scorer in the league with 10 goals to his name, and is also a firm-favourite to pip Messi to the 2016 Ballon d’Or trophy. With all that being said, let’s take a closer look at what promises to be another cracking encounter!