Arguably the most popular teams in Argentina and two of the biggest clubs on the continent, the whole soccer community turns its eyes to these two sides whenever they step into the field.
Boca-River, River-Boca represents the Argentinian passion for the game at its best and has attracted soccer enthusiasts from all over the planet. Here, check out which are some of the top rivalries in this sport.
River Plate vs Boca Juniors: Superclasico
The two Argentinian arch-nemesis have built a long-lasting rivalry from their early days in the amateur era and went on to create something bigger than the game itself, a derby that could make fans happy or sad for months.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Clasico
A no-brainer on this list, the two Spanish giants are part of probably the most anticipated derby every season. Real Madrid and Barcelona never fail to deliver in El Clasico and no soccer fan would consider missing this match.
Inter vs Juventus: Derby d'Italia
Although the clash between Milan neighbors is also an intense derby, many people consider the biggest rivalry in the Serie A is the one between Juventus and Inter. The so-called Derby d'Italia has its roots in the fame and success of these two sides in Italian soccer history.
Manchester United vs Liverpool
The two most successful clubs in England represent one of the biggest rivalries in world soccer and the most popular one in England without any doubt. Manchester United vs Liverpool is considered to be an even more important derby for each side than their respective city derbies.
Celtic vs Rangers: Old Firm
The Scottish giants have faced each other more than 400 games but their ferocious rivalry has gone beyond their games on the pitch, embedding itself in the country's culture. Celtic v Rangers is one of those iconic derbies that every soccer fan should know about.
Chivas vs Club America: Clasico Nacional
Located in the two most populous cities in Mexico, Chivas and Club America take part in the greatest derby in the country, the so-called Clasico Nacional or Clasico de Clasicos. The two winningest Mexican sides have a rivalry that goes back to the 1950s and has became bigger with the years.
Of course, there are many more derbies that could be added to the list. Here, check out other thrilling rivalries that always hog the spotlight no matter the date nor time of the season when it takes part.
- Fenerbahce-Galatasaray (Turkey)
- Nacional-Peñarol (Uruguay)
- Lazio-Roma (Italy)
- Borussia Dortmund-Bayern (Germany)
- Milan-Inter (Italy)
- Arsenal-Tottenham (England)
- Benfica-Porto (Portugal)
- Manchester United-Arsenal (England)
- Ajax-Feyenoord (Netherlands)
- Olympique Marseille-PSG (Francia)
- Flamengo-Fluminense (Brasil)