El-Clasico stats since Messi left Barcelona

Since Lionel Messi left his first team FC Barcelona in 2021, Barcelona have played 10 games against Real Madrid in El-Clasico football matches. Barcelona faced 6 defeats in those games.

Koushik Biswas and Avignyan Mukhopadhyay
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Lionel Messi left FC Barcelona in August 2021 and joined PSG. Later he joined Inter Miami from PSG.

Barcelona's record-goal scorer Lionel Messi remained the face of the Catalan giants throughout his trophy-laden stint at Camp Nou especially his terrific contributions in El-Clasico.

Often dubbed as one of the greatest footballers in the history of the beautiful game, goal-machine Messi used to run rings around Real Madrid even when his Ballon d'Or arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo was at the peak of his powers.

There is no denying that the golden era of El Clasico came to an end when Ronaldo left Santiago Bernabeu in 2018.

Three years after Ronaldo's sensational transfer to Juventus, record-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi made headlines when he ended his long association with FC Barcelona in 2021.

After Messi joined Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid played out the first-ever Clasico without Messi or Ronaldo in the 2021/22 season since 2007.

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Not just Ronaldo, Messi has an edge over all La Liga icons when it comes to playing El-Clasico matches in the Spanish top flight. With 26 goals for Barcelona, Messi left Camp Nou as the all-time top goalscorer in the history of El-Clasico.

In his final Clasico appearance, Messi failed to inspire Barcelona as Real Madrid battled past Blaugrana at the Bernabeu in 2021. Since Messi's transfer to PSG, Barcelona have met Real Madrid in ten competitive games.

In those ten El-Clasico games, Real Madrid have dominated FC Barcelona by winning 6 games while Barcelona won 4 times. None of those games have been drawn. 

Matches FC Barcelona Real Madrid Draw
10 4 6 0

Results of EL-Clasico games since Messi left Barcelona

Season Competition Matchday Date Result
23/24 Final 14.01.2024 Real Madrid
23/24 11 28.10.2023 Barcelona
22/23 Semi-Finals 2nd Leg 05.04.2023 Barcelona
22/23 26 19.03.2023 Barcelona
22/23 Semi-Finals 1st Leg 02.03.2023 Real Madrid
22/23 Final 15.01.2023 Real Madrid
22/23 9 16.10.2022 Real Madrid
21/22 29 20.03.2022 Real Madrid
21/22 Semi-Finals 12.01.2022 Barcelona
21/22 10 24.10.2021 Barcelona

Top scorers in El-Clasico since Lionel Messi left Barcelona

Player Club Goals
Karim Benzema Real Madrid
Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang FC Barcelona
Jude Bellingham Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski FC Barcelona


The stats are updated till 20th April 2024.

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