laliga - el clasico
MARCH 3, 2019
One of the biggest club football games in the world, El Clasico is the name given to the matches between famous and intense rivals, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The 2018-2019 LaLiga season begins on the weekend of August 18, with Clasico games between Real Madrid and Barcelona in October 2018 and March 2019. Currently, Barcelona is in the lead overall with 113 wins versus Real Madrid’s 99 wins. However, Real Madrid has the lead in competitive matches with 95 wins to Barcelona’s 93. The first Clasico of the LaLiga season took place at Camp Nou in Barcelona on October 28, 2018 with a win by Barcelona. The return fixture will take place at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on March 3, 2019. El Clasico is one of the most viewed annual sporting events and the return fixture will undoubtedly be an exciting one - this time around, experience it live.
Your Clasico Madrid Travel Package Includes:
Your stay in a 3-star hotel near the stadium
Your FC Barcelona at Real Madrid CF match ticket
Shuttle service to and from the game
24/7 On-Site Staff Assistance
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El Clascio: A HISTORY OF RIVALRY
Though the term used to refer more specifically to competitions held in the Spanish Championship, El Clasico now refers to any football match that occurs between rivals, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF. The matches are famous for their intensity and are considered some of the biggest club football games and most-viewed annual sporting events in the world.
The rivalry between the two teams on the surface arises from the fact that they belong to the two largest cities in Spain. However, the rivalry can be traced back to the 1930’s and has always been heavily rooted in politics. Barcelona developed a reputation long ago of representing strong Catalan nationalism. Catalonia is a community in Spain consisting of four provinces, of which Barcelona is the largest. This sense of nationalism opposes with Real Madrid’s centralizing views and their Spanish Nationalism. Because the rivalry goes deeper than sports, the election of the club’s presidents are often deeply politicized and the sense of pride for one’s team usually goes much further than that of a typical sports rivalry. While the history behind the competitive matches brings a certain gravity to the games, it also brings the promise of an intense match that is quite unlike any other competition in sports.