This historic rivalry will have one more chapter written in the next few days. Let's have a look at their past meetings in the Spanish Super Cup.
Being two of the most relevant teams in football, Real Madrid and Barcelona have clashed against each other in almost every tournament they take part of, and the Spanish Super Cup is no exception.
Los Blaugranas may be the most winning side in this tournament's history, but when it comes to Super Cup finals played between them, things usually go Real Madrid's way.
This will be the seventh time in which Real Madrid and Barcelona play for the Supercopa de España. Real Madrid have won five times, while Los Blaugranas have only walked away with the title once.
Real Madrid won four straight Super Cup meetings against Los Blaugranas (1988-89, 1990-91, 1993-94 & 1997-98). Barcelona's first win in this competition came in the 2011-12 season thanks to a 5-4 aggregate, and one year later, Los Merengues walked away with the prize thanks to the away goal rule following a 4-4 tie.
Here's a complete breakdown of every Clásico played in the Spanish Super Cup.
Facts about El Clásico games in the Spanish Super Cup
- Lionel Messi has scored in every single Super Cup match he's played against Real Madrid.
- There have only been two draws between these teams: one in 1993 (1-1), and the other one in 2011 (2-2)
- The infamous incident between José Mourinho and the late Tito Vilanova, where the Portuguese coach poked the Spaniard's eye, took place in the second leg of the 2011-12 Super Cup. Barcelona won the game and eventually, the title.