El Clasicio: The greatest club game in the world

Cian Carroll

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Cian Carroll

El Clasicio: The greatest club game in the world
A number of weeks ago, yours truly had written a piece on how the powers of Barca were on the wane and a potential crisis was brewing.

A number of weeks ago, yours truly had written a piece on how the powers of Barca were on the wane and a potential crisis was brewing.

Fast forward a month and a half and it seems I’ve jumped the gun a tad as the Blaugrana march into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and land back in the thick of the race for La Liga having overcome bitter rivals, Real Madrid 4-3 in a wondrous game Sunday evening.

Make no mistake about it, El Clasico is still the flagship game of club football. Whilst Bayern currently rule the roost, nothing comes close to a Barca-Real face-off.

Seven goals, three penalties, a red card and a hat-trick in a game of the highest multitude: what more can you ask for in terms of sheer entertainment?