From soccer to baseball: these are the four sport matches that most excite the fans. Which one is your favorite?
In sport there have been different rivalries between teams that generate great passion in the fans when their paths cross. They are separate games where many things are at stake and that excite the fans. Soccer is one of the sports that generates more passion in the world and that has two meetings of great magnitude that paralyze everything.
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These are Boca vs River, and Barcelona vs Real Madrid. In other disciplines such as basketball there are also teams that play all for everything in each of the matches that are made. An example of this is Boston Celtics against Los Angeles Lakers.
In Major League Baseball, the best example of this is the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, which causes great excitement in the United States and in the Caribbean countries. For that reason, in LatinAmerican Post we bring you a historical analysis of the most important classics that take place in the world sport of high level.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: a classic rivalry
The Spanish soccer teams of Barcelona and Real Madrid have led several meetings that have left many anecdotes and curiosities. According to Okdiario, the biggest win in the history of this game took place at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium after the 'white' triumph, with a final score of 11-1. For his part, the historian Eduardo González Calleja told the Excelsior of Mexico that this meeting has political connotations.
He indicated to the mentioned media that Barcelona is a clear enemy of Francoism, while Real Madrid is an ally of this ideology. He stressed that it is still understood that the 'azulgranas' represent Catalan nationalism and that the 'meringues' personify the Spaniards.
These games have seen stars of great level, such as Bernd Schuster, Ronaldo Nazario, Hugo Sanchez, Romario and Rivaldo. In this decade stand out characters such as the Argentine Lionel Messi and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (today in Juventus), among other soccer players of world elite. In a few days, Barcelona and Real Madrid will face each other.
Boca vs River: a meeting of great tradition
According to a study by TyC Sports, this is one of the most important events, since it captures the attention of soccer fans. In both scenarios, both in the 'bosteros' and in the 'millionaires', it provides a unique show that people want to attend. The portal 90min highlights that River and Boca are the two most prestigious soccer teams of Argentina, who leave everything on the court when they face eachother.
In this encounter a great cultural clash of styles and identities that has dominated the gaucho soccer for more than a century is evident. Infobae noted that River players need to be protected by officials when they go to take a corner at the Bombonera. It is an encounter that has more than a hundred years of history in amateurism, professionalism, internationally and in friendly commitments.
El clásico más apasionante del contiende, Boca vs River. pic.twitter.com/n4z5NG7WIe— Mr. Káiser. (@mr_kaiser10) 23 de septiembre de 2018
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Celtics vs Lakers: a high level match
In basketball there are also high class rivalries and rivalries that attract the attention of a large number of people all over the world. Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics have starred in a rivalry that is as old as the NBA, and their duels have been high performance.
According to the newspaper As, the clashes between both groups reached their highest performance in the 80s with great players. There were interesting duels between Larry Bird for Boston and Magic Johnson for Los Angeles, which placed the NBA in the main focus of attention in the United States.
Yankees vs Red Sox: uncontrolled fanaticism in baseball
The rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox has had a series of big chapters on and off the pitch in baseball. Fox Sports indicated that these teams members lived a tough period between 1980 and 1990, as they did not win titles for the first time in their history. Also, the media mentioned that there have been arrests. In 2008, a follower of the Yankees was accused of murdering Red Sox fans.
LatinAmerican Post | Daniel Cuevas
Translated from "4 partidos clásicos del deporte que paralizan al mundo"
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