A game that has never been like any other. The challenge in Spain is the duel between the capital and those who want their own independence. El Clasico represents the challenge par excellence for Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Within this rivalry, we’ve identified five challenges that will undoubtedly live on in the minds of all Real Madrid and Barcelona fans: follow the next match even with live betting!
In the summer of 1943, while the Second World War paralyzes the rest of the world, Spain is recovering from the civil war. Francisco Franco came to power and immediately renamed the Copa del Rey, transforming it into the Copa del Generalissimo. One of the two semifinals features Real Madrid and Barcelona as protagonists, a challenge deeply felt by Franco himself, who sympathizes with Real but, above all, does not like the Catalans.
Barcelona won 3-0 in the first leg at the Camp Nou, but something incredible happened in the second leg. Real scored six goals in the first 15 minutes of the game, and then won the Clasico 11-1. According to some witnesses, there were several acts of intimidation towards the Barcelona players; even Franco’s secret police intervened to force the Blaugrana to lose the match.
The growth of Real Madrid in the fifties and sixties was exponential, to transform Los Blancos into the strongest team in the world. Franco once again thought about helping Real, who apparently intervened in the negotiation that brought Alfredo Di Stefano to Madrid, convincing the Argentine to sign for Real and refusing Barcelona. Di Stefano ruled Spain and Europe with Puskas and Gento, but it was the Blaugrana who put an end to this rule.
In the first round of the European Cup, Real must face Barcelona, which is capable of snatching a 2-2 draw in the first leg at the Bernabeu thanks to a brace from Luis Suarez. The Blaugrana’s masterpiece, however, took shape in the return match: with goals from Verges and Evaristo, Barcelona eliminated Real Madrid from a European competition, something that had never happened until November 23, 1960, which remains in history.
If the dominant discourse in the 1960s was entirely Madridist, the diametrically opposed discourse for the 1990s must be developed.On the one hand, Los Blancos are recovering after a moment of difficulty; on the other, the Dream Team of the blaugrana is led on the bench by Cruyff.
Laudrup, Romario, and Koeman were the stars of a team capable of dominating La Liga from 1991 to 1994. Twelve months after a thunderous 5-0 win at the Camp Nou, Real Madrid hosted Barcelona in January 1995 and was guided by the spirit of vengeance. And led by Laudrup, who moved from Barça to Real in the summer, as well as by an extraordinary Ivan Zamorano, who scored a hat-trick, the Blancos beat the Blaugrana 5-0, taking a wonderful revenge.
How can the Santiago Bernabeu honor a Barcelona star with a standing ovation? Ask Ronaldinho, who in November 2005 drove Real Madrid crazy by giving the fans a show. The Brazilian was the absolute protagonist of the blaugrana’s 3-0 win at the Bernabeu, in a match opened by Samuel Eto’o’s goal after just over ten minutes.
However, the genius and class of Blaugrana number 10 are unleashed in the second half, who with a science fiction brace fixes the score at 3-0: the gaucho marks the match of the year for sports betting and deserves the stadium’s standing ovation.
May 2, 2009 is the date that everyone will remember as the day that gave birth to the never-ending challenge between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Barcelona’s thunderous 6-2 triumph at the Santiago Bernabeu crowned the Blaugrana as the reference team for those years. Two goals from Messi and Henry, as well as goals from the Catalans Puyol and Piqué, then convinced Florentino Perez to start a real revolution.
Radical changes that brought Cristiano Ronaldo to Madrid, thus giving us the most beautiful duel in the history of football that has also monopolized the football betting market!