Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to extend his impressive tally against his Catalan rivals when Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou for the first-leg of the Super Cup.
The 32-year-old Portuguese forward has been lined-up to feature for his side in Sunday’s blockbuster game. Having missed the first El Clasico played on an American soil during the preseason, the current Ballon d’Or holder is looking forward to helping his side make amends to the 3:2 defeat suffered in that preparatory game.
This time, the venue will be one he is very much familiar with; the Camp Nou. Since joining Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo has had some memorable outings in the sacred abode of FC Barcelona. Collectively, it’s been average for his Los Blancos side as they have managed only seven wins in 27 fixtures since the player’s arrival.
However, the iconic number 7 has done quite well for himself if performances are perused on an individual basis. His overall tally places him as the third highest scorer in El Clasico behind Alfredo Di Stefano and his arch-nemesis Lionel Messi. Here are some facts and figures about Cristiano Ronaldo at the Camp Nou:
- Over the last four seasons, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in eight out of ten visits to the Camp Nou.
- The Portuguese striker has accumulated a total of 10 goals in those visits; four more than his tally in El Clasico at the Bernabeu.
- In terms of percentages, 62.5% of Ronaldo’s El Clasico goals have come at the Camp Nou.
- Real Madrid has lost just one El Clasico game played at the Camp Nou in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored in ( 2:1 loss in La Liga on March 22, 2015)
- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored two goals at the Camp Nou on one occasion (2:2 draw in La Liga on October 7, 2012). He is yet to score a hat trick.
- In the last Supercopa de Espana El Clasico game (played in 2012), Cristiano Ronaldo scored at both the Santiago Bernabeu and Camp Nou to aid Real Madrid to win the title via a 4:4 aggregate scoreline.