Real Madrid v Barcelona: telling stats

Some relevant details pertaining to the performance of the La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona this season.

Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where the biggest game of the season, Real Madrid versus Barcelona, is to be held on Saturday.   -  AP

Some relevant details pertaining to the performance of the La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona this season.

1. Player to watch out for: Neymar (Barcelona)

2015-16 La Liga stats:

Appearances: 10

Goals: 11

Assists: 3

Shots on target: 22

2. Ronaldo v Barca (for Real Madrid)

Appearances: 21

Goals: 15

3. BBC averages 5 goals per game (when they have started in 15-16):

RM 5 - 0 Real Betis

Espanyol 0 -6 RM

RM 4 - 0 Shakhtar

4. How the teams compare (in the 2015-16 La Liga season):

Possession: Barca 59% RM 55 %

Pass accuracy: Barca 86% RM 88%

Shot accuracy: Barca 53% RM 47%

Goals conceded: RM 7 (3 in last match against Sevilla on November 8th); Barca 12 (last 4 matches were clean sheets, 4 of 12 goals were conceded in a match against Celta Vigo)

5. Quirky quote: Sergio Ramos on El Clasico "It has never made me orgasm... but nearly!”

6. Players to have moved from one club to the other:

Michael Laudrup, Luis Figo, Luis Enrique, Ronaldo de Lima and Samuel Eto'o

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