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El Clásico: Five things to know ahead of Sunday’s game

El Clásico returns for its third and final show this season, as Real Madrid host FC Barcelona this Sunday at the Bernabeu. Here's what you need to know.

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El Clásico is known for its history and passion. Any time Barcelona and Real Madrid play each other, there’s bound to be entertainment and intensity. The two Spanish teams have become such a spectacle that any time they play each other, it’s one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.

The two teams bless us with their presence again this Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. ET for the third and final El Clásico of the season. Here are five things to know going into the game.

Real Madrid has won their last five meetings with Barcelona in all competitions.

Barcelona are undefeated in their last ten away games in LaLiga.

Karim Benzema has scored in two of his last three meetings with Barca, as many goals as his previous 16 Clásico appearances.

Carlo Ancelotti has suffered three defeats in his five LaLiga meetings with Barcelona.

Xavi Hernández could become the third Barcelona manager in the 21st century to lose each of his first two games against Real Madrid in all competitions.

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