El Clasico as Spanish History
By Austin Esecson, Remy Lupica, and Neel Muthana
For both its sustained tension and historical significance, few football rivalries can compare to Spain’s El Clasico, between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The stories of Alfredo di Stéfano, General Franco, Santiago Bernabeu, and Luis Figo are legendary, stoking a rivalry of regions that encapsules an entire nation and captivates the world. These actors in a great sporting drama speak to the heart of Spanish culture, politics, and society, and each deserves an in-depth look at the true meaning of El Clasico.
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