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Although Real Madrid and Barcelona have enjoyed very different years - Los Blanco winning five titles to their rivals' one - the two remain incredibly close. In fact, the game on Saturday will give Barcelona the change to go level with Madrid on the number of wins in all competitions this calendar year. Los Merengues are currently the ones in front, and will be motivated to double that advantage heading into Christmas.Zidane's men have played three more matches - 13 in the Champions league, two in the Club World Cup, six in the Copa del Rey, 38 in the League, two in the Supercopa de Espana and one in the UEFA Super Cup. Barcelona, by comparison, have played just 10 in the Champions League and didn't make the UEFA Super Cup or Club World Cup, but also took to the pitch nine times in the Copa.Surprisingly, the Catalans have won 31 league games to Madrid's 27, despite the side from the capital being the current LaLiga champions. In
addition, Barcelona have drawn and lost fewer games than Real this year: nine and seven respectively, to sbobet mobile
Real's combined total of eighteen. As for goals scored, Ernesto Valverde's side have scored more and conceded less, 157 notched and 50 let in to Zidane's 156 and 65, respectively. It's worth noting that the statistics include penalties for and against both sides throughout the year. Barcelona have converted 12 from 15, while Real Madrid have scored 10 of 12. As for the penalties given against each team, the Catalan club also edge out in front, despite having played three matches less. In the 59 matches played throughout the year they have only conceded one penalty, in the Copa del Rey, and that didn't even end in a sbobet mobile
goal. Real, meanwhile, have conceded six penalties in the 62 games they have played; three in the Champions League, two in LaLiga and one in the Supercopa. Of those six, four have been converted into goals. El
Clasico can be decisive in more than one aspect. As things stand, a Barcelona victory would make hopes of retaining the championship very difficult for Zidane. In addition, Valverde will have the opportunity to finish the year with the same number of victories as his rivals.The hosts, however, only care about getting the three points that will propel them back into the title race. Winning more games in the year and scoring more goals is just a bonus.