Barcelona and Real Madrid – not only a football match
If you ask anyone who are the biggest clubs in the world, they will probably say FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. So imagine when these two teams have the chance to play against each other.
This Saturday (21 November) they meet in Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid) at 5.15pm UK time.
When FC Barcelona and Real Madrid play you realise why football is so important in Spain. It’s what makes most Spanish people proud (and these days it’s not easy to find something to be proud of).
The match is called “El Clasico” because it confronts the two biggest clubs in Spain (in terms of money and history) and many people will argue there are few teams who create more passion. It is estimated that around 400 million people in 198 countries will watch “El Clasico”. For the last 5 years, not only the match itself attracts the attention of the world, but also the confrontation between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, two of the best players in the history of the game.
Football should be football, however some people see “El Clasico” as a Spain vs Catalonia despite the statistics showing around 1 million Real Madrid supporters in Catalonia and a massive following for FC Barcelona in the rest of Spain.
Who will you support?
Let the team who play better win!
And remember that in Spain we have other teams, Valencia, Atlético de Madrid, Athletic Club Bilbao, Espanyol de Barcelona, Sevilla, Betis, Celta de Vigo, Málaga, Villareal.
So if you like football you can also follow them.