The 5-0 home victory that Pep Guardiola ‘s Barcelona side achieved against Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid on November 29, 2010, was one of the sweetest nights in the Blaugrana’s history, but Los Blancos have competed well in all of the Claiscos held at the Camp Nou since then.
There have been 12 meetings between the old foes at the Camp Nou since then and there have been four victories for each side, plus four draws.
In the four Real Madrid defeats, they’ve lost by just one goal on each occasion.
In fact, the only multiple-goal victories in Camp Nou Clasicos since that 5-0 thrashing have been in the away side’s favour, as they won 3-1 in the 2012/13 Copa del Rey and 3-1 in last summer’s Supercopa de Espana first leg.
Zinedine Zidane’s arrival in the dugout has helped, as his record in Catalonia is impressive, having overseen a 2-1 win and a 1-1 draw in LaLiga, plus the aforementioned Supercopa victory.
Barcelona have enjoyed the most success in recent Clasicos when they’ve been away from home, having won at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on their past three league visits, 4-0 in 2015/16, 3-2 in 2016/17 and 3-0 this season.
If Barcelona can buck the recent trend and defeat Zidane’s side at home on Sunday then they’ll open up an 18-point gap ahead of Los Blancos in the league table, which would be unprecedented
The current largest margin of victory is from 1984/85, when Barcelona won LaLiga and finished 17 points ahead of fifth-placed Real Madrid.