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The last 5 El Clasicos

Real Madrid and Barcelona are set to meet at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday in their final La Liga game of 2017.

The Catalan club currently hold an 11-point lead over their fierce rivals and the La Liga odds suggest that Barcelona will go on to be crowned 2017-18 champions. Should Real Madrid have any chance of upstaging them, Zinedine Zidane’s side must pick up all three points on Saturday.

Prior to the game, here is how the last five league meetings between the two world footballing giants turned out:

Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid (22 March 2015)

Luis Enrique’s side opened up a four point gap over their rivals with a 2-1 win at Camp Nou in March 2015 as Barcelona would go on to win La Liga by two points above their rivals.

In this game Luis Suarez scored the winner in what was only his second El Clasico after goals from Jeremy Mathieu and Cristiano Ronaldo saw the teams go in level at the break.

In what was his first season at the club as manager, Luis Enrique won the treble – winning the Copa del Rey and beating Juventus 3-1 in the Champions League final.

Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona (21 November 2015)

Barcelona ran riot at the Bernabeu two seasons ago as they destroyed Rafa Benitez’s side 4-0 on their own patch.

Luis Suarez scored twice either side of goals from Neymar and man of the match Andres Iniesta, whilst Isco was dismissed late on for the hosts.

This result took Luis Enrique’s side six points clear at the top, whilst Rafa Benitez would be out the door in Madrid a few months later.

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (2 April 2016)

Zinedine Zidane’s first El Clasico as a manager came at Camp Nou in April towards the end of the 2015-16 season.  Barcelona came into the match as heavy favourites and a clear lead at the top of the table before they were surprisingly beaten by their rivals.

Goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in the final half hour saw the French manager’s side come from behind to take all three points back to the Spanish capital with them.

Whilst Barcelona would go on to win La Liga Real Madrid lifted their 10th Champions League title; La Decima, just five months after Zidane jumped into the hot seat.

Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid (3 December 2016)

The only draw in the last nine league meetings between these two giants took place little more than a year ago.

Luis Suarez had opened the scoring for the hosts just after half-time but his side were denied all three points by Sergio Ramos’ late equaliser.

Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (23 April 2017)

Another classic battle between these two rivals saw Barcelona come away from the Bernabeu as 3-2 winners thanks to a 92nd minute winner from Lionel Messi.

Barcelona had looked the better team after coming from behind to lead 2-1 before James Rodriguez’s stunning equaliser five minutes from time.

Messi had equalised for Luis Enrique’s side in the first half before scoring a dramatic winner and producing a memorable celebration.