When it comes to world football, it could be said that there is no bigger match or rivalry than FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid The Spanish Classic may be one of the most important clashes in the entire sporting arena. Today, soccer fans from more than 180 countries can see the battles between these two teams, however after the departure of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo these were not the same and their numbers decreased incredibly.
The audience of the league matches of the entity with the most followers in Spain fell by 10%, and those of the Clasico in general by 60%. The reality is that without the two best players of the century, these games are not the same and in this decline in ratings we can see it clearly.
It is a match that has given us some unforgettable moments, where we have seen Lionel Messi score 26 goals in 43 Clásicos and Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 18 in 29. Although there have been countless figures who participated or had an impact on this rivalry since both teams.
The faces were seen for the first time on May 13, 1902, none attracted as many people as the Argentine and the Portuguese did. Since 2017, La Liga has also lost Neymar Jr, Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Ramos. The absence of Messi, top scorer in the last league, six-time winner of the Ballon d'Or and the main candidate to win the seventh this year, could provide the biggest blow for this classic.