Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are all set to renew their rivalry when they go head to head in the La Liga fixture on the 24th of October. Often regarded as the biggest derby in football, the fixture has seen some great results over the past as both sides from two halves of Spain have wanted to stamp their authority over the other through their football display.
We take a look at the 5 biggest defeats suffered by Barcelona against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid 11-1 Barcelona (19 June 1943)
The biggest defeat in the history of the El Clasico is unfortunately claimed by the Blaugaranas. The Catalan side suffered a humiliating defeat way back in 1943 in the second leg of Copa del Generalísimo (now known as the Copa del Rey) semi-final. The result was not a fair one, as the players from Catalonia played the match fearing for their lives after the dominant rulers from Madrid had warned them of the fate they would have to encounter if they won it.
Puden, Sabino Barinaga, Antonio Alsúa Alonso, Curta, and Botella all scored in the infamous rout in the return leg, which gave the Los Blancos an 11-4 victory on aggregate over both the legs.
Real Madrid 8-2 Barcelona (3 February 1935)
Another big defeat for Barcelona happened way back in 1935, as they lost 8-2 in the Spanish league encounter. Escola and Guzman were the only goalscorers for the Catalan side, who were managed by Ferenc Plattko back in the day. Madrid’s 8 goals came courtesy of a hattrick from Lazcano and a haul (4 goals) from Sanudo. Luis Reguiero also found the net for the side from the capital.
Barcelona’s biggest other defeats have all come by a 5 goal margin in the El Clasico. Two of those defeats came way back in 1949 and 1953 in the league. In 1949, they came up short with a 6-1 defeat which was followed by a 5-0 humiliation 4 years later in La Liga.
Biggest defeats suffered by Barcelona
|Real Madrid 11-1 Barcelona||19 June 1943|
|Real Madrid 8-2 Barcelona||3 February 1935|
|Real Madrid 6–1 Barcelona||18 September 1949|
|Real Madrid 5-0 Barcelona||5 October 1953|
|Real Madrid 5-0 Barcelona||7 January 1995|
The most recent heaviest defeats for the Catalan came in 1995, also by a margin of 5-0. Former Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique who also has the distinction of playing for Madrid scored a goal in the defeat at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Zamorano scored a hattrick for the Los Blancos as the Barcelona players failed to live up to the expectations on the night. They eventually finished 3rd in the league table that year, but the embarrassing defeat did not help the club’s reputation.