Great football rivalries: derbies in the major leagues
Sometimes, sometimes you win an opponent is more important than winning a title. It may sound silly, but neighborhood, enmity, vanity or simply hate, the truth is that many people can not live thinking that his rival has won them and have to endure the taunts in the coming days. Sometimes, These rivalries are generated to reside in the same city, other times ideological differences, religious or even political. For all those who like to know what those rivalries, there goes our list of the best derbies on the planet:
1- Boca Juniors- River Plate: certainly the best derby, the derby. One of the 50 shows that a person should not be missed as once told The Observer. Xeneizes against millionaires, Modest rich against. A party that divides Buenos Aires in 50% of supporters for each team, plus one. that one, you know who is: yes, Diego Armando Maradona. Both sets of left Boca.
2- Barcelona-Real Madrid: Europe's classic par excellence. The two teams with the largest budgets. Hundreds of millions on new players to get ahead of each other. And if that was not enough, Catalan separatism against national unity of Madrid. Victories, transfers impossible like Figo, Luis Enrique and many others. Club match is the most watched in the world and the third largest event after several Olympic and World.
3- Celtic de Glasgow- Glasgow Rangers: Catholics first, Protestants seconds. The Old Firm is the world's oldest derby and the best environment exists despite the many incidents that have occurred in their clashes. Until 1989, The Rangers did not sign any Catholic rivalry leading to the highest degree. If there were no little with religion, the political component also comes into play. Loyalties against unionism. They are night and day in the same city.
4- AC Milan-Inter Milan: el Derby della Madonnina. Their rivalry is preceded because at the time the AC Milan would not allow foreign players, so the Internazionale was created, which as its name suggests, yes he admitted.
5- Betis-Sevilla: Sevilla was born in 1905, Betis in 1909. Since that time and by some fusion, have divided half Sevilla. Tension, emotion, broncas, goals and occasional fight. It is the quintessential derby southern Spain. Losing means not appear the next day for work.
6- CSKA Moscow-Spartak Moscow: The Main Moscow derby is the name given to the matches between Spartak Moscow and Moscow CSKA, the most important Russian football rivalry. The teams are two of the most successful football of the former Soviet Union and Russia, since the Spartak has 21 league titles with CSKA and 10 championships. Represents the team CSKA Red Army, Spartak the village. In 1981, after a big defeat against Spartak 0-3 in the Luzhniki stadium, CSKA players were severely punished and sent to a military training camp for two weeks and were treated as soldiers.
7- Olympiacos-Panathinaikos: the derby of the eternal enemies. Initially, Panathinaikos represented the upper class of society, the elite, while Olympiakos was the whole working class.
8- tigers- Monterrey: the Regiomontano derby. As in Greece, Tigres was originally the village team and Monterrey all the upper echelons. Today you can see fans everywhere in any picture. What has not changed is the hatred between them and mania. Rayados against Incomparables. Compete for being the best fans in Mexico and who knows if the world, especially the famous feline invasions diehard fans of Tigers.
9- Peñarol- Nacional: It is the oldest derby in the world (1900) which is played outside the British Isles. It is difficult team has more followers in the Uruguayan capital. Exciting encounters in one of the stadiums over the planet Pavers: The centenary.
10- Liverpool-Manchester United: They have written rivers of ink on the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham, but this is something else. Separated by only 60 kms, There is an unwritten rule that says that this match is always played at noon as the great classic of England.
Other great rivalries: The classic, a rivalry between Ajax and Feyenoord, eternal derby between Red Star and Partizan or Le Classique between PSG and Marseille.
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Betis was born in 1907 (Look at centennial year) regards.
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