SPORTS - football
The history of football has been based around great rivalries. One of the most spectacular is that between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, in the encounter known as 'El Clásico.' It has become a global phenomenon.
FC Barcelona were founded in 1899 and Real Madrid three years later, in 1902. The first time the two teams ever met to play each other was in 1902. But the first League El Clásico was in 1929. Disputes over signings and controversial refereeing decisions only served to heat up the rivalry.