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The future of the Clasico is in the hands of the youngsters as it is filled with mostly young player

On Sunday, the first Clásico without Lionel Messi or Sergio Ramos in Barcelona or Real Madrid in 15 years, as they now share a dressing room in Paris, but that opens the door to a new generation.

With fans licking their wounds from these games, Sergio Busquets remains the player between the two clubs who has played the most classic games at 40, ahead of Gerard Piqué at 37 and Karim Benzema at 36.

Benzema is still the top scorer, having shot 10 times into the net in Clásico. If we compare the two teams, we see that Barcelona are the third youngest team in LaLiga Santander, with an average age of 26 years and 174 days. For comparison: Real Madrid is 28 years and 20 days old and, according to OPTA statistics, the fifth oldest team in the LaLiga.

Barcelona also have eight players born since 2000, the highest in the competition, while Real Madrid have six. Real Madrid hold the record for the youngest team The youngest team on that day since 2005/06 is Real Madrid's side with Manuel Pellegrini in 2010 with an average age of 25 years and 72 days.

However, Barcelona dominate the five youngest players to have played this century, led by Ansu Fati, Bojan Krkic and soon to be Gavi. The last Clásico in Camp Nou Ansu Fati scored at the age of 17 years and 359 days which make him the youngest player to score in an El Clasico, next up is Vinicius Junior at 19 years and 233 days, while Lionel Messi scored three goals in 2007.

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