The truth about Real Madrid
Barca Classic's opponents need no introduction, but there is still a lot you may not know about whites
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Barça will face Real Madrid at the Camp Nou this Saturday at 16:00 CET, and here is a more detailed look at the second half of football's most famous rivalry.
Originally founded in 1902 by two Catalan brothers, Madrid became Real Madrid when they received the title from King Alfonso XIII in 1920. The club has won more titles in European Cups and Leagues. champions than any other. (13) and have also won the league title 34 times, although Barça, now 26, are rapidly closing the gap.
1901: FIRST CLASSIC
Madrid has always worn a completely white belt. The reason is simple. In the early days of football, everyone wore white and the teams stood out with bright stripes. As football became more serious, teams started wearing jerseys of different colors, but Madrid decided to continue wearing white.
In fact, one of the many unconfirmed theories about the origins of Barça flowers follows a similar line. In the "old days" Barcelona teams wore red or blue stripes, and when FC Barcelona was founded, the players simply combined the two colors into one. However, there are many competing theories.
Moreover, while it is unthinkable for Barça today to use the colors of their main rival, the club has used white several times in the past. Before dramatic designs of away from home uniforms emerged, it was normal for guest teams to wear white in the event of a color conflict. Barça last did so against Ipswich Town on March 7, 1979.
Face to face
There is no need to imagine the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid. There is simply nothing in world football that compares to this, and we did research to prove it. They don't call it El Clasico for nothing.
However, in fact, this name has arisen recently. The term was inherited from South America where it was used to describe games like Boca x River and Nacional x Peñarol, and has only been used in relation to that game for the past twenty years.
Barça have lost only two of their last ten league games between the two teams. Interestingly, in recent years, they have gotten better outside the home. Barça have won four of their last five league games at the Bernabeu, but only one of five at the Camp Nou (a memorable 5-1 win in 2018.
Real Madrid added another league title to their collection last year, but were eliminated from the Champions League and the Spanish Cup, Manchester City and Real Sociedad respectively.
Their initial form in La Liga 2020/21 was not as brilliant as one might expect, but they were still scoring points until an unexpected 1-0 home defeat from newly promoted Cadiz last week. ...
He then suffered another defeat at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, his temporary home usually used by the reserve team, as his Champions League campaign kicked off with a 3-2 home defeat to Shakhtar. Donetsk. ...
Real Madrid were unusually calm in the transfer market at the close. They did not buy new players, although several players have returned on loan, including Norwegian midfielder Martin Edegaard from Norway. The most significant was the game of Gareth Bale, on loan from Tottenham, but, in general, the 2019/20 season ended with the same Real.
Most visited international players: Sergio Ramos (Spain, 175), Luka Modric (Croatia, 130), Eden Hazard (Belgium, 106), Toni Kroos (Germany, 100), Karim Benzema (France, 81), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) ... , 79)), Raphael Varane (France, 68), Marcelo (Brazil, 58)
Top scorers 2019/20 (all competitions): Karim Benzema (27), Sergio Ramos (13), Rodrigo (7)
Considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, Zinedine Zidane was a big star in Juventus and Real Madrid, as well as the hero of France's first World Cup victory in 1998.
He only worked as a coach at Real Madrid, leading to three consecutive Champions League titles, but retired in 2018. However, after Real's poor form, he was persuaded to return in March. last year.
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