The traditional rivalry between Spain’s football giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, often referred to as “El clásico”, is a must for all football lovers. Every year the two clubs face each other in La Liga, and if we are lucky in the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) and / or in Champions League. They usually also meet in the Spanish Super Cup (Supercopa de España), which is a tournament with four teams: the winner and runner up of La Liga, and the finalists of the Spanish Cup.
In this post, we present the dates for El classico for the 2021 – 2022 season. If the teams will meet each other in any additional contexts, we will add them to the table below.
|Date||Home – Away||Venue||Competition|
|24 Oct 2021||Barcelona – Real Madrid||Camp Nou||La Liga|
|12 Jan 2022||Real Madrid – Barcelona||King Abdullah Sports City||Spanish Super Cup|
|20 Mar 2022||Real Madrid – Barcelona||Santiago Bernabeu||La Liga|
El clasico: previous results
Of a total number of 270 matches, Barcelona has on 115 and Real Madrid 102 (62 ties). This year, Real Madrid has the chance to catch up on Barcelona. Barcelona has a bit of a crisis after loosing super star Leo Messi to Paris SG, and they are not performing great in La Liga.
At the time of writing, Real Madrid is placed third in La Liga and Barcelona at 7th place. This may generate consequences for future editions of the Spanish Super Cup with other teams involved than the usual clubs.
In the Champions League, Real Madrid has two wins and one loss at the group stage, while Barcelona has two losses and one win. We’ll see if they manage to reach the play offs, and if the two clubs are drawn to play against each other!