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Top 5 Biggest Wins in El Clasico History

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Let’s review some of the craziest scorelines in the history of Barcelona and Real Madrid’s rivalry.

El Clasico, the fiercely contested rivalry between Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, has produced some unforgettable moments in the history of football.

Over the years, both teams have enjoyed moments of sheer dominance over their arch-rivals.
Here are the top five biggest wins in El Clasico history.

5- Real Madrid 6–1 Barcelona (1949)

In an intense league encounter during the 1949-50 season, Real Madrid displayed their attacking prowess and secured a memorable 6-1 victory over Barcelona. The match took place on the third matchday of the season. Barcelona’s lone goal was scored by Gonzalvoin the 85th minute, but it was not enough to counter Real Madrid’s formidable attack. Goals from Olmedo, Cabrera, Pahiño (2), and Macala (2) sealed the impressive win for the Blancos.

4- Barcelona 6–1 Real Madrid (1957)

The 1957 Copa del Rey Quarterfinals witnessed one of Barcelona’s biggest wins against Real Madrid. In a historic match, Barcelona dominated the proceedings, with Eulogio Martínez stealing the show by scoring an incredible four goals. Kubala and Villaverde also found the net for the Catalan club. Real Madrid’s solitary goal came as an own goal by Olivella, as they suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat at the hands of their rivals.

3- Barcelona 7–2 Real Madrid (1950)

In a thrilling league encounter during the 1950-51 season, Barcelona produced a scintillating attacking display to secure their biggest ever victory over Real Madrid. Goals from Nicolau (2), César, Marcos Aurellio (2), Gonzalvo, and Basora powered Barcelona to an emphatic win. The Blancos’ goals were scored by Molowny and García, but they were outplayed by Barcelona’s attacking prowess.

2- Real Madrid 8–2 Barcelona (1935)

Back in the 1934-35 season, Real Madrid showcased their dominance over Barcelona with an incredible 8-2 win. In a high-scoring affair, Sañudo scored four goals while Lazcano registered a hat-trick. Barcelona managed to score through goals from Escolà and Guzmán, but it was not enough to prevent the embarrassing defeat.

1- Real Madrid 11–1 Barcelona (1943)

One of the most controversial and historically significant matches in El Clasico history took place during the Copa del Generalísimo semi-finals in 1943. Real Madrid decimated Barcelona 11-1 to register the biggest victory in El Clasico history. Goals from Pruden (3), Barinaga (4), Alonso, Alsúa, and Botella ensured a resounding victory for Real Madrid, while Martín scored a consolation goal for Barcelona. This match is often regarded as a turning point in the rivalry between the two clubs.