Rivalries In Spainish Football facts for kids
There are several notable football rivalries in Spain. The most popular rivalry is El Clásico.
Barcelona VS Real Madrid (El Clásico)
Real Madrid VS Atletico Madrid (Madrid Derby)
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Barcelona VS Atletico Madrid (El Otro Clásico)
- Derbi Barceloní (Barcelona VS Espanyol)
- El Viejo Clásico (Real Madrid VS Athletic Bilbao)
- Seville Derby (Real Betis VS Sevilla)
- Valencia Derby / Derby of the Turia (Valencia VS Levante)
- Basque Derby (Real Sociedad VS Athletic Bilbao
- Derbi de la Comunitat (Valencia VS Villarreal or Elche)
- Álava–Ebro rivalry (Alavés VS Mirandes)
- Aragón–Navarre rivalry (Real Zaragoza VS Osasuna)
The rivalry between Spain and Portugal is one of the oldest national football rivalries. Their first game was played in 1921 (Spain 3-1 Portugal, Friendly). They have played 37 games against each other. The most recent game was a 0-0 draw on October 7, 2020. The top scorer in the rivalry is Isidro Lángara with 9 goals, including 5 goals in Spain's 9-0 win during 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification.
The rivalry between Spain and Italy has been ongoing since their first meeting in 1920 (Spain 2-0 Italy, 1920 Olympics). They have played each other 37 times in total, with the latest match being a 3-0 win for Spain during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.
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