FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi needs one more goal to equal Alfredo Di Stéfano’s all-time goalscoring record in official El Clásico matches and the Argentine ace will be looking to score that goal when FC Barcelona travel to Real Madrid for their Copa del Rey quarterfinal encounter on Wednesday, 30 January.
FOOTBALL - Sunday’s Clásico match between superpowers FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will also be a battle between their respective superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The former has netted 15 career Clásico goals already and only trails Alfredo di Stéfano in that respect. The latter is hoping to become the first player to score in six successive Clásico matches.
FOOTBALL - The last player to score a hat-trick in a Clásico match against Real Madrid was Lionel Messi. On 10 March, 2007, visiting Madrid took a lead three times at the Camp Nou, only for Messi to erase that lead three times. Messi’s third and final goal came in the first minute of extra time. Click here to see the hat-trick.