Greatest Sports Rivalries Of All Time

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Written by Makula Dunbar
Things get heated in a Real Madrid-Barcelona match-up Telegraph.co.uk
Things get heated in a Real Madrid-Barcelona match-up
Telegraph.co.uk

Real Madrid v. Barcelona (Soccer)

Spain has been dominating the international soccer competition in recent years, making the rivalry between its two best clubs that much better. Since 1985, one of the two teams has won all but four of the La Liga championship titles, but Real Madrid holds the advantage at 31 championships to Barcelona’s 20. Even beyond the field, the teams represent the diversity of Spain, with Real Madrid representing the Spanish capital and Barcelona symbolizing the autonomous community of Catalonia. For the steadfast supporters, the match up represents the clash of competing cultures, as well as some truly spectacular soccer.