The Di Stéfano Classic, Real Madrid-Barcelona, will be played on Saturday April 10, when Madrid, the Spanish capital, will become the nerve center of world football in another edition of the great club football match par excellence.
It is the Classic number XNUMX between the two giants of Spanish football. The Catalans, led by Argentine star Lionel Messi, are on the rise and will surely want to claim the affront of the first round match, played at the Camp Nou itself, where the Merengue team beat them XNUMX to XNUMX. On this occasion, the laliga betsThey give a certain favoritism to the visitors, since the meringues will arrive with accumulated fatigue from their Champions League confrontation.
On the side of Zinedine Zidane's, he could almost title his current situation as "Benzema-dependency." Frenchman Karim Benzema has scored 9 goals in the last seven games, and has his hopes intact in the race for LaLiga, a competition reduced to three, Atlético de Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
After two years without Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema has managed to take over from the Portuguese, his figure has grown, in fact, against FC Barcelona the Frenchman has scored 9 goals in 38 games.
On the Argentine side, Lionel Messi, it is no secret to anyone that whites are among the favorite victims of the Ten. It should be noted that of the 26 goals that Messi has scored against Real Madrid in all their clashes, 15 of them, more than half, have been in the home of the merengues, the mythical Santiago Bernabéu. This day will be different, and although the scene changes, the fans of the Catalans want their franchise man to leave his mark on the Alfredo Di Stefano pitch.
Taking a look at the history of the most important game in Spanish football, the merengues dominate the statistics by just two wins. In 244 matches, Real Madrid has won 97 times, while Barcelona has won 95, making up 52 draws between the two giants of Spanish football.