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Penarol vs National

The Uruguayan superclásico is played by the two most popular teams in Montevideo. It is the oldest derby outside the British Isles and has more than 100 years of history: their first meeting dates back to 1900.

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Penarol vs National

The Uruguayan superclásico is played by the two most popular teams in Montevideo. It is the oldest derby outside the British Isles and has more than 100 years of history: their first meeting dates back to 1900.

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Seville vs Betis

Considered the hottest derby in Spain. The party has had years of hiatus when one of the two teams has been in the Second Division. Two passionate fans who live football like a religion.

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Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos

It is the great attraction of Greek football. Originally Olympiacos, founded in Piraeus (the port of Athens), represented the working class. The Panathinaikos, founded in the center of the city, belonged to the upper class.

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Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos

It is the great attraction of Greek football. Originally Olympiacos, founded in Piraeus (the port of Athens), represented the working class. The Panathinaikos, founded in the center of the city, belonged to the upper class.

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AC Milan vs Inter Milan

Called ‘Derbi della Madonnina’, it is curious that the first match between the two, on October 18, 1908, was played in Switzerland and not in Milan.

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AC Milan vs Inter Milan

Called ‘Derbi della Madonnina’, it is curious that the first match between the two, on October 18, 1908, was played in Switzerland and not in Milan.

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Roma vs Lazio

Both are united against the arrogance of their rivals from the north (Milan, Juventus…), but they are at odds with each other. To combat the dominance of these teams, all the clubs in Rome merged… except Lazio. A refusal from which this rivalry was born.

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Roma vs Lazio

Both are united against the arrogance of their rivals from the north (Milan, Juventus…), but they are at odds with each other. To combat the dominance of these teams, all the clubs in Rome merged… except Lazio. A refusal from which this rivalry was born.

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Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

Known as the ‘Soweto Derby’, it is the most important in Johannesburg (South Africa). It is considered one of the most intense matches in African football. It was played for the first time in 1970.

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Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

Known as the ‘Soweto Derby’, it is the most important in Johannesburg (South Africa). It is considered one of the most intense matches in African football. It was played for the first time in 1970.

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Flamengo vs Fluminense

It is the great historical rivalry of Maracaná, although it has lost strength in the last 20 years in favor of Flamengo-Vasco. Fluminense is associated with the Rio de Janeiro bourgeoisie and Flamengo, which has the largest fans in Brazil, represents the working class.

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Flamengo vs Fluminense

It is the great historical rivalry of Maracaná, although it has lost strength in the last 20 years in favor of Flamengo-Vasco. Fluminense is associated with the Rio de Janeiro bourgeoisie and Flamengo, which has the largest fans in Brazil, represents the working class.

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Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray

The Turkish derby pits the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, separated by the Bosphorus. Galatasaray was founded by students from the European side, while Fenerbahçe belongs to the Asian side and is associated with the Turkish working class.

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Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray

The Turkish derby pits the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, separated by the Bosphorus. Galatasaray was founded by students from the European side, while Fenerbahçe belongs to the Asian side and is associated with the Turkish working class.

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Red Star vs Partizan

Considered the ‘Eternal Derby’, it pits the two most important teams in Belgrade against each other. Red Star and Partizan rival each other in football, but also in more fields. Their confrontations in handball and basketball are also very hot duels.

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Red Star vs Partizan

Considered the ‘Eternal Derby’, it pits the two most important teams in Belgrade against each other. Red Star and Partizan rival each other in football, but also in more fields. Their confrontations in handball and basketball are also very hot duels.

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Esteghlal vs Persépolis

Known as the ‘Tehran Derby’, it is the most exciting duel in Iranian football and one of the hottest in the world. The first clash between the two was in 1968.

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Esteghlal vs Persépolis

Known as the ‘Tehran Derby’, it is the most exciting duel in Iranian football and one of the hottest in the world. The first clash between the two was in 1968.

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Celtic vs Rangers

A clash with an unparalleled story that goes beyond football. Rangers were from the beginning of the ruling class and the Protestant majority, while Celtic was founded by a Catholic priest to alleviate the poverty of the Irish community in Glasgow.

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Celtic vs Rangers

A clash with an unparalleled story that goes beyond football. Rangers were from the beginning of the ruling class and the Protestant majority, while Celtic was founded by a Catholic priest to alleviate the poverty of the Irish community in Glasgow.

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Boca vs River

The Argentine Superclásico is played by the two most important clubs in Buenos Aires. The prestigious British Guardian included among the 50 sports things to do before dying to see this match live.

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Boca vs River

The Argentine Superclásico is played by the two most important clubs in Buenos Aires. The prestigious British Guardian included among the 50 sports things to do before dying to see this match live.

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Al Ahly vs El Zamalek

The Cairo derby is contested by two of the most successful and popular clubs on the entire African continent. The rivalry between the two teams is so strong that their clashes are refereed by foreign referees.

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Al Ahly vs El Zamalek

The Cairo derby is contested by two of the most successful and popular clubs on the entire African continent. The rivalry between the two teams is so strong that their clashes are refereed by foreign referees.

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Seville vs Betis

Considered the hottest derby in Spain. The party has had years of hiatus when one of the two teams has been in the Second Division. Two passionate fans who live football like a religion.

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Benfica vs Sporting

Known as the ‘Derby da Capital’, it is the clash with the most rivalry in Portugal. Such is the equality that the best streak of consecutive victories against the rival is held by Benfica with only six.

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Benfica vs Sporting

Known as the ‘Derby da Capital’, it is the clash with the most rivalry in Portugal. Such is the equality that the best streak of consecutive victories against the rival is held by Benfica with only six.

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Aston Villa vs Birmingham City

It is the hottest derby in England, ahead of Arsenal-Tottenham or Manchester City-Manchester United. The first confrontation between the two was in 1879.

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Aston Villa vs Birmingham City

It is the hottest derby in England, ahead of Arsenal-Tottenham or Manchester City-Manchester United. The first confrontation between the two was in 1879.

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

It is the most important Madrid derby, due to its history and the number of fans it brings together in the Spanish capital. The first official duel between the two was in 1906.

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

It is the most important Madrid derby, due to its history and the number of fans it brings together in the Spanish capital. The first official duel between the two was in 1906.

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