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ElClasico: Lionel Messi to Karim Benzema, TOP record breakers of Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona clash - In PICS

We are all set for ElClasico, the star-studded match which pits two of LaLiga Santander's all-time greatest rivals against each other. Can you remember who scored the fastest goal? The fixture's top goalscorer? We are on the brink of a new edition of the most eagerly awaited face-off in LaLiga Santander and what better way to whet our appetite than by taking a look back at the players 'Breaking Limits' to make history in the Clasicos of the 21st century.

Lionel Messi (Top-scorer)

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Lionel Messi (Top-scorer)

The player who has scored the most goals in ElClasico this century is Lionel Messi. Since 2000, he managed to net 18 goals against Real Madrid in LaLiga Santander, producing two hat-tricks and a further three braces. With three goals, together with Luis Suarez he is the player who has scored the most goals in a match between the two sides. He will have to share that last record, at least for now! (Image Source: Twitter)

Karim Benzema (Fastest goal)

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Karim Benzema (Fastest goal)

Karim Benzema holds the record for netting the fastest ElClasico goal in LaLiga Santander in the 21st century. The Lyon-born striker took just 21 seconds to beat the FC Barcelona goalkeeper and enter the history books of LaLiga Santander's ElClasico. (Image Source: Twitter)

Ansu Fati (Youngest player)

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Ansu Fati (Youngest player)

At 17 years and 48 days, Ansu Fati became the youngest player to play in ElClasico in LaLiga Santander in the 21st century. The Catalan club's striker scooped up the record in 2019, overtaking his fellow Barça striker Bojan Krkic. (Image Source: Twitter)

Sergio Ramos (Most appearances)

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Sergio Ramos (Most appearances)

The players who have had the honour of playing in ElClasico on the most occasions are Sergio Ramos, for Madrid, and Leo Messi, for Barça. Both players have made a total of 45 appearances in matches for Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, ahead of Sergio Busquets with 43. (Image source: Twitter)

Lionel Messi (Most assists)

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Lionel Messi (Most assists)

Always a fundamental part of his team's play and with a record of nine final passes, Lionel Messi is also the top assist-provider in ElClasico over the course of this century. He tops the ranking by some margin, having produced three more assists than both Xavi Hernandez and Sergi Roberto on six. Another record for the Argentine, who not only scored goals, but also kept busy helping his teammates find the back of the net. (Image Source: Twitter)

Victor Valdes (Most cleansheets)

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Victor Valdes (Most cleansheets)

The keeper with the highest number of clean sheets is Victor Valdes. The former FC Barcelona shot-stopper avoided having to fish the ball out of the back of his own net in seven Clasicos played this century. He is followed by the Real Madrid goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas, with four clean sheets. (Image Source: Twitter)

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