The rivalry of ‘El-Classico’ stands on the foundation of political thought and nationalism

Lioness Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are legendary football players

Lioness Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are legendary football players

The matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid, called El-Clásico, were played for the first time in 1902.

New Delhi. El Clasico, two words that are enough to make any football lover’s heart beat. The world’s most high-voltage football match, which football lovers are eager to see. In this match, the two biggest clubs of Spain, which are considered to be the richest clubs in the world today. When Barcelona and Real Madrid are face to face on the field, the eyes of the world are on this match only. Known as El Classico, this match is not a competition only because of the game, its foundation is political thinking and feelings like patriotism.

What is the history of this rivalry

Football Club de Barcelona or FCB was founded in 1899 in Barcelona, ​​the capital of Catalunya. This was the city that considered itself separate from Spain. In 1902, the Madrid club was formed. Madrid lives in the hearts of Spanish nationalists. In the year 1902, the King of Spain organized a tournament in which both clubs participated. With the departure of the Basque and Catalan teams, two teams fighting Spanish nationalism in the final, the organizers of the tournament got one more match for third place. And that match became the first El Clasico.

By 1930 the Barcelona club had become a symbol of Catalan nationalism. For this reason, in 1936, Francisco Franco arrested and killed the president of Catalunya club Barcelona without trial, without trial, the meaning of the match between the two was not limited to the game only. Although it is said that sports and politics should always be kept separate, but in this match they often show political colors. Whether the match is in Madrid’s home ground Estadio Santiago Branbu or in his home Camp Nou, Barcelona’s supporter Catalan The flags of freedom are shown and the football associations keep imposing fines. The beginning of the 21st century saw the match between the two clubs known as El Clasico. El Clasico means ‘the classic’, which means the most spectacular. This match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is not just a derby match in Spain but it is much more.

Know who is heavy on whom

Talking about the titles, there has always been a tough competition between the two. Till March 1, 2020, 277 matches have been played between the two, out of which Madrid has won 100 matches, while Barcelona has won 115 matches. 62 matches were drawn. On the other hand, if we talk about the league, Madrid has won 33 La Liga titles, while Barcelona has won this title 26 times. Talking about the Copa del Rey, Madrid has won this title 19 times and Barcelona 30 times. Barcelona has won the UEFA Cup four times, while Madrid has not won even once, while Madrid has won the Europa League but Barcelona has not been able to do it so far. Overall, Madrid has won 85 titles and Barcelona has won 95 titles. The Copa del Rey match has been the most one-sided match between the two teams during World War II in 1943. In this match, Real defeated Barcelona 11-1.

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi increase the excitement of El Clasico

The rivalry between these two clubs was further enhanced by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. These two players of the football world faced each other in El Clasico for 11 years. The football world was already divided between Messi and Ronaldo and El Clasico made the rivalry more exciting for the fans. Both earned their name in world football during this time and created a never-ending identity. This was a major hallmark of El Clasico before Ronaldo left Madrid. At the same time, Messi has been associated with Barcelona since the beginning of his career and is considered the biggest face of this club.

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