From Alfredo di Stefano to Raul, Johan Cruyff to Hristo Stoichkov, El Clasico has seen a star or two in its time, and there will be plenty more on show this weekend.
Arguably world football’s biggest game, Real Madrid and Barcelona brag some of the globe's finest players.
It will be billed as Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi, but in reality there are a number of players that possess the ability to turn a game of this calibre on its head with a simple moment of brilliance.
|Oct. 26, 5 p.m BST||Camp Nou, Barcelona||Barcelona||vs.||Real Madrid||Sky Sports 2|
Who will win the first El Classico of the season?
Real’s rivals, Atletico Madrid, currently sit sandwiched between the two sides in La Liga. Nine games in and Barcelona sit on top with 25 points, with Real three points back in third place.
The Catalan side, who will host this weekend’s game, dropped their first points of the season when they surprisingly drew away to Osasuna on Saturday.
Real suffered their only league defeat to in-city rivals Atletico at the end of September. A lone goal from Diego Costa did the damage, but they will be confident heading to Camp Nou, having picked up two wins and a draw in their last three league outings against Barca.
World-record signing Gareth Bale will be hoping to make an appearance on Saturday. The Welshman has recovered from the thigh injury that kept him out of action in recent weeks and will be looking to put his recent struggles behind him.
He has yet to endear himself to the Madrid faithful, but if he can impact this weekend’s match then he will be accepted with open arms.