The 100th ELClasico at the Santiago Bernabeu

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The 100th ELClasico at the Santiago Bernabeu

There have been 50 home wins, 22 draws, and 27 victories for FC Barcelona in the previous 99 meetings between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in this stadium.

Every ElClasico is significant, but this Sunday’s match between Real Madrid and. FC Barcelona will be extra special because it will be the 100th time these teams meet in official competition at the. Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

The first ElClasico at this historic stadium was held on September 19, 1948, one year after the venue’s inauguration. FC Barcelona won 1-2 that day, just as they did in the most recent meeting between these rivals at the. Bernabéu in March 2022, when Xavi’s side thrashed Carlo Ancelotti’s men 0-4.

In total, Real Madrid has won 50 of the 99 meetings between these clubs in Spain’s capital’s Chamartn neighborhood. The Catalan club has also recorded 22 draws and 27 victories.

The Bernabéu is the most frequently used stadium for this match, but there are several others. The King Fahd International Stadium in. Saudi Arabia, where they met in a Spanish Super Cup semifinal, was the 13th official ElClasico venue.

The Copa de la Coronación was the first competitive meeting, held in 1902 at the. Hipódromo de la Castellana in Madrid, a venue more commonly used for horse racing at the time.

The Santiago Bernabéu (99), Camp Nou (89), Les Corts (30), Chamartn (17), Mestalla (3), O’Donnell (3), Metropolitano (2), Velódromo Parque de Deportes (1), Vicente Calderón (1), La Romareda (1), the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano (1), and the. King Fahd International Stadium (1) have all hosted competitive ElClasico matches (1).

For the most part, the four most ‘popular’ stadiums for. ElClasico match-ups have been the respective homes of the two clubs. Real Madrid occupied the Estadio Chamartn from 1924 to 1946 before relocating to the Bernabéu. While FC Barcelona occupied Les Corts from 1922 to 1957 before relocating to the Camp Nou.

The other stadiums on the list only hosted a few ElClasico games. Before the Estadio Chamartn, Real Madrid’s home ground was. O’Donnell, which hosted a few early meetings, while Atlético de Madrid’s Estadio Metropolitano hosted. Real Madrid’s ‘home’ ElClasico fixtures in the 1946-47 and 1947-48 seasons while the Bernabéu was being built.

ElClasico matches have also been held at neutral venues for Copa del Rey finals: Mestalla in Valencia has hosted three, the Vicente Calderón in Madrid has hosted one, and La Romareda in Zaragoza has hosted another.

Other locations have also been used for friendly and exhibition matches over the years. Camp de la Indstria hosted several matches in the 1910s, prior to the formation of LaLiga and when exhibition matches were more common.

Every summer, the southern Spanish city of Cádiz hosted a pre-season tournament at the Estadio Ramón de Carranza, where FC Barcelona and Real Madrid met in 1959 and 1968. They met in the Venezuela Cup in 1982 at the Estadio Farid Richa in Barquisimeto. Then, in recent summers, Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium hosted an ElClasico friendly in July 2017, which FC Barcelona won 3-2, before Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium hosted the July 2022 friendly, which Barça won 1-0.

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