The rivalry comes about as Madrid and Barcelona are the two largest cities in Spain, with Real Madrid viewed as representing Spanish nationalism and Barcelona viewed as representing Catalan nationalism. The rivalry is regarded as one of the biggest in world of Football. The two clubs are among the richest and most successful football clubs in the world and ranked as the world’s two most valuable sports teams.
El Clásico has developed into world football’s most hotly-anticipated derby match. Real Madrid-Barcelona clash captivates millions of fans, not only in their homeland but across the footballing world. Whenever the two teams meet, the world grinds to a halt to watch the stars collide.