With such enthusiasm and passion in the atmosphere, football rivalries in Latin America are one of the most thrilling experiences this continent has to offer. From Bolivia to Colombia and La Plata to Cali, loyalty runs deep in the veins of the supporters as well.
For online bookmakers targeting sports betting markets in South America, it is crucial to know which of the rivalries make or break the nations. So without further ado, we present to you the biggest football rivalries in Latin America.
Apertura and Clausura
To begin with, we need to explain one peculiarity of Latin American football leagues: Apertura and Clausura. Both are the Spanish words for “opening” and “closing” respectively. The best English description could be Spring and Fall seasons. But since Latin America ranges from Mexico down to Chile and Argentina, they are not always played at the same time, and some leagues open in Spring and others in Fall.
Both seasons are seen as separate tournaments in the respective leagues, and in many (not all) Latin American countries, both Apertura and Clausura crown a champion at the end of the season. While in others, the winners of both seasons play for the title in a single match or playoff mode. And then there’s Brazil which doesn’t split its season in half.
22. Clásico Paceño or Clásico Boliviano
(The Strongest vs. Club Bolivar)
When we talk about the biggest football rivalries in Latin America, Bolivia might not be the first country that comes to your mind. Nonetheless, it is still one of the most intense rivalries in South America.
The Clásico Paceño is Bolivia’s oldest and most famous derby, involving two major La Paz-based football clubs: The Strongest and Club Bolivar. They are the country’s most successful clubs, which have been competing fiercely against each other since 1927. On the day of the matches, you will see streets filled with fans wearing yellow and black striped shirts to root for The Strongest, and those with sky blue jerseys to support Club Bolivar.
On top of that, the clubs’ home ground – Hernando Siles stadium is not to be underestimated. It sits 12,000 (more than 3,600 meters) feet above sea level, making it one of the highest professional stadiums in the world. This gives Bolivian teams atmospheric advantage, which created divided opinions among the authorities. It is also one of the highest stadiums in the world to hold World Cup qualifying matches despite FIFA’s high-altitude ban.
21. Clásico del Astillero/ Shipyard Derby
(Club Sport Emelec vs. Barcelona Sporting Club)
In Ecuadorian football, Clásico del Astillero is probably the biggest local rivalry in the port city of Guayaquil. It is also called “El Partido Inmortal” which means “the immortal football match” in English.
This historic derby between Emelec and Barcelona is more than counting scores and outperforming each other. It is a rivalry built on history, geographical differences, and strong national followings that made these Shipyard derby matches even more dramatic.
Club Sport Emelec was founded in 1929 by an American owner of the Empresa de Eléctrica de Ecuador (the Ecuador Electric Company). Barcelona Sporting Club, on the other hand, was established in 1925 by a Spanish immigrant, Eutimio Pérez, who named the club after his hometown. But, it wasn’t until 1943 that the two legendary teams faced each other for the first time in a Guayaquil League match. And since then, they have been the most crucial aspect of the Ecuadorian football scene to date.
The rivalry intensified over the years, and the derby eventually got a spotlight in an international film called “El derecho de los pobres,” which was directed by director René Cardona in 1973.
20. Clássico Mineiro
(Atlético Mineiro vs. Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte)
Sitting right above Rio de Janeiro is the state of Minas Gerais, where the residents are divided into those who would die for Atlético Mineiro (Galo) and those who worship Cruzeiro (Raposa). Statistically speaking, there are more Cruzeiro fans (4%) than Atlético Mineiro fans (2%) in Brazil. The play-offs between these two clubs have a rich tradition and are considered one of the greatest Brazilian classics.
Atlético were the state championship’s inaugural winners in 1915, whereas Cruzeiro pocketed the first of three successive Campeonato Mineiro titles in 1928. As the fight for supremacy continued in the later years, the two teams had their turns in dominating the derby; Galo in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’80s, while Raposa ruled in the ’60s and ’70s. The tension heightened further when both teams had to share the 1956 Minas Gerais Cup between them.
The suspense reached its peak as these rivals played the final matches of 2014 Copa do Brasil at Estádio Independência and Estádio Mineirão. It was also the first time in the history of Copa do Brasil to feature both Belo Horizonte clubs in the final. Galo beat Raposa with 2-0 and 1-0 respectively in both legs and was crowned as the 2014 Copa do Brasil champion for the first time.
Despite their renowned rivalry, fans of both teams put their pride aside, as players who learned their trades at the two teams’ squads when they were younger came to the play matches at the Estádio Mineirão during the 2014 Brazil Football Cup including the Mineirazo (the in/famous 1-7 against Germany).
19. Clássico das Multidões (Belo Horizonte)/ Classic of the Crowds
Clássico das Multidões (Belo Horizonte), also known as Classic of the Crowds, is another famous derby that is based in the town of Belo Horizonte – not to be mistaken with a derby of the same name played in Refice. But this time, it is Clube Atlético Mineiro (Galo) against another strong opponent, América Futebol Clube (Coelho). Thanks to their popularity in the state, their matches eventually earned the nickname “Classic of the Crowds.” This perhaps could explain why it is an essential derby for the sports betting and gambling market in Brazil.
A friendly match in November 1913 that ended with a tie for 1-1 marked the beginning of the rivalry between these two Belo Horizonte-based teams. Since then, they continued to dominate the competitive football scene in the city until the first half of the 20th century.
When Atlético were crowned the state championship’s inaugural winners in 1915, it seemed like they had the upper hand in this rivalry. Despite Atlético’s initial success, América struck back and claimed ten successive titles from the year 1916 to 1925.
Perhaps, one of the most controversial matches was that of the 1948 Mineiro Championship final round, where América won 3-1, with a “goal from the guard.” América were already at an advantage with 2-1 during the first half of the game, which also means that Atlético had a chance to turn the game into a draw in the next half. However, it was all due to Murilinho (an América striker), who kicked the ball and hit a municipal guard and scored the legendary goal, that América could secure its first Mineiro Championship title.
But when it comes to the current official title ownership, Atlético have received almost twice the number of titles (75) compared to América, who have only won 35 titles to date.
18. Superclásico del Fútbol Peruano
(Alianza Lima vs. Universitario de Deportes)
The fiercest rivalry in Peruvian football is, no doubt, the Superclásico del fútbol peruano, which is contested between Club Alianza Lima and the Universitario Sports Club. Since their first meeting in 1928, the tension between the two Peruvian club supporters has been building up over the last nine decades. Another reason why it’s also called “Clásico de Clásicos” (Classic of the Classics).
Founded in 1901 by blue-collar workers in the Alianza Racing Horse Stud, Alianza Lima is one of the oldest professional football teams in Peru. On the contrary, the Universitario Sports Club was founded in 1924 by a group of elite students and professors from the National University of San Marcos.
The disparity between working and upper-class Peruvians has been felt long throughout history. Whenever the humble Alianza Lima meets the elite club, Universitario, it is guaranteed to be explosive almost every time. Nowadays, this game is infamous for causing several fights among the fans, and a number of deaths as the passion for football turned into violence.
17. Clásico Universitario/ The Varsity/
University Derby in Chile (Club Universidad de Chile vs Club Deportivo Universidad Católica)
In the capital city of Chile, Santiago, three football teams rule the town. But it is the classic derby between Club Universidad de Chile and Club Deportivo Universidad Católica that lock horns on match days. FIFA also regards it as the most traditional derby in Chilean football history.
The root of the battle for victory stretches back to 1909 when the two teams had their first head-to-head encounter. Both clubs emerged from their respective university teams and eventually rose to fame as the nation’s most-treasured football clubs. Altogether, they have played 236 official matches against each other until the end of 2019, resulting in 665 goals.
Their rivalry also extends to their fight over titles and cups, with Club Deportivo Universidad Católica winning 25 of them, and Club Universidad de Chile going for 28, both including league championships of the Primera División de Chile or the Copa Sudamericana.
16. Clássico dos Milhões/Derby of Millions (Vasco vs. Flamengo)
Clássico dos Milhões, which means “Derby of Millions” in English, may sound extravagant for a football match, but the 45 million nationwide supporters for both teams can easily justify the fame. Played between Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (the 4th best clubs in the world, according to IFFHS club rankings 2019) and Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, this is one of the most heated rivalries in Brazilian football, and one of the best football derbies in Latin America.
Unlike other football teams, their rivalry began with rowing regattas in the late 19th century, as both clubs initially started out as rowing clubs at that time.
But the tension multiplied as they evolved into football clubs, and the rivalry continued until today. Around the 1970s and 1980s, the popularity of this derby shot up when legend Zico teamed up with Flamengo, and all time topscorer Roberto Dinamite led the opponent, Vasco. Although both iconic players are retired now, they are still highly regarded as two of the top players in the world.
15. El Clásico Bogotano or El Clásico Capitalino/ The Capital Derby/Colombia’s Clásico Capitalino (Santa Fe vs. Millonarios)
El Clásico Bogota, also known as the “Capital Derby“, is the match between Colombia’s two most traditional football clubs: Millonarios Fútbol Club and Independiente Santa Fe. While Millonarios have more influence in the northern part of Bogota, Santa Fe have strong roots in the southern side of the city.
Regardless of their difference in popularity, each team has its own high reputation. Santa Fe, for instance, is the first Colombian team to win the Copa Sudamericana, and an official tournament outside America when they participated in the Copa Suruga Bank (a tournament where the winner of the Copa Sudamericana plays against the winner of the Japanese J.League Cup).
Millonarios, on the other hand, have won Colombia’s first league (Categoría Primera A) 15 times and claimed 3 Colombia Cups (Copa Colombia), along with several other domestic titles. Out of 320 official classics played between these two teams, Millonarios is currently leading the board with 120 wins, as opposed to 88 wins by Santa Fe.
14. La Plata Derby/El Clásico Platense (Estudiantes vs. Gimnasia)
For Argentine football enthusiasts, this Clásico de la ciudad de las diagonales is a match not to be missed. It is played between Club Estudiantes de La Plata and Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata which are both based in La Plata, Buenos Aires, hence the nickname “La Plata Derby.”
Gimnasia was established on June 3, 1887, and it is claimed to be the oldest surviving football club still participating in the Argentine league. Unlike other football clubs, Gimnasia is a professional sports club that hosts not only football but other activities such as gymnastics, fencing, basketball, and volleyball.
In 1905, Gimnasia withdrew itself from participating in outdoor activities after losing to the “Catedral al Norte” team of the Federal Capital with 3-0. As a consequence, a group of students decided to break away from Gimnasia and established their own club during the same year, which is now known as Estudiantes. It was only after a decade that Gimnasia returned to the Argentine football scene.
The first official derby took place in 1916, as part of the Primera División league championship of the newly-formed Asociación del Fútbol Argentino. Estudiantes defeated Gimnasia with 1-0 on that occasion and won their first-ever La Plata derby. However, as rivalry grew and tables turned, the victory was in favor of Gimnasia.
On 15th October 2006, Gimnasia defeated Estudiantes 7-0, making it the biggest win in the derby’s history. And to this day, Gimnasia’s fans would carry a banner to all the games reminding the opponent’s fans about their historic defeat.
13. Clásico Vallecaucano
(América de Cali vs. Deportivo Cali)
Another fierce football derby that is rooted in Colombia is the Clásico Vallecaucano, contested between América de Cali and Deportivo Cali.
Deportivo Cali, or otherwise known as “Deportivo,” was founded in 1912 by a group of well-off students who returned from Europe, and the club has been known to represent the affluent Colombians. On the other hand, América de Cali has been widely-accepted by supporters from the middle and lower working classes in the city of Cali since its establishment in 1927.
But it was a local derby in 1931 that sparked the fire between these two teams. Deportivo won that game with 1-0 after the referee disallowed two América goals for being offside. América disagreed and protested against the decision, which resulted in a one-year suspension from local matches. This was the beginning of the fierce rivalry between America and Deportivo Cali.
The two Cali teams have now met 324 times since their first match, with Deportivo Cali currently having a 24-wins lead over América.
12. Clásico del Pacífico (Chile vs. Peru)
So far, we’ve only talked about the best inter-city football derbies in Latin America. But this one is all about the fiery rivalry between the national teams of Chile and Peru.
As two countries that would even fight about who invented the Pisco spirit or the bicycle kick (called la chilena – the Chilean in Spanish), any football competition is an ideal stage to outperform each other. The dispute gets more intense as they continue competing to be recognized as the better team in Latin America.
Despite the rivalry that both countries have, they have once played together as a national team called ‘Combinado del Pacífico’ in 1993 to play against European national teams. This historic binational football team was composed of Peruvian players from Universitario de Deportes and Alianza Lima (yes, those from the Superclásico del fútbol peruano above), and those from the Chilean club CSD Colo-Colo (the biggest club in Santiago de Chile).
Nowadays, the two countries often face each other in the Copa América and the World Cup qualifying tournaments, but the games are far from being friendly, unlike the old days.
11. Clásico del Río de la Plata/The Clásico Rioplatense (Argentina vs. Uruguay)
The topic of epic football rivalries in Latin America won’t be complete without talking about the Clásico del Río de la Plata – the game between Argentina and Uruguay. The match between the two teams is also referred to as the battle of the Río de la Plata or the battle of the River Plate (reminiscing the first naval battle in the Second World War). It is known to be the most-played international match in the world.
Their geographical proximity, rich history, similar cultures, love for mate tea and a perfect steak, and a common language – Rioplatense Spanish – are some of the reasons why both nations consider each other as rivals.
Their first official match was held in 1902, even though they had met for the first time a year prior to it, making it one of the oldest international games in the world. In both matches, Argentina beat Uruguay with 3-2 for the first round, and 6-0 in the second encounter.
As the current statistics go, out of the 194 official matches between these two rivals, Argentina have won 89 of them while Uruguay is falling behind with 59 games.
10. Superclásico del Fútbol Paraguayo
(Cerro Porteño vs. Club Olimpia)
Just like most of the legendary clubs in Latin America who fight for fame, Cerro Porteño and Club Olimpia are no different. Fixture played between these two clubs is known as Superclásico, just like other superclásicos played in Peru and Argentina.
Founded in 1902, Olimpia is the oldest football team in Paraguay, whereas its biggest rival – Cerro Porteño was established in 1912. With 53 official titles in the hall of fame, Olimpia is way ahead of Cerro (30 titles) in the trophy collection race. Having said that, the reputation of Cerro is not to be underestimated. It is the only club in Paraguay that has won more games than all its other rivals. And they certainly have never come last at any of the previous championships.
9. Grenal (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense vs. Sport Club Internacional)
Grenal is the nickname given for the matches played between these two Brazilian football clubs, which are both located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. ‘Gre’ refers to Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, and ‘Nal’ refers to Sport Club Internacional.
For many locals residing in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and in the far south of Brazil, the rivalry of the Grenal is more than heated football matches; it is a definite nod to the culture of the Gaúchos, the skilled horsemen, reputed to be brave and unruly, who live in the southern regions of Brazil. For the rest of the football fans, Grenal is one of the best football derbies in Latin America and in the world.
The first Grenal derby took place on July 18, 1909, at the Baixada Stadium in Porto Alegre. Just after 10 minutes of the game, Edgar Booth (Grêmio) scored the first goal of the game and four more goals afterward. Another four goals were struck by Júlio Grünewald (Grêmio) and one by Moreira (Grêmio). The game ended 10-0, making it the biggest win in the history of Grenal. And just like that, Grêmio beat Internacional, whose club was established just a few months prior to the game. Hence, the legendary Grenal rivalry began and escalated quickly just with the first Grenal Derby.
8. Medellín Derby
(Atlético Nacional vs. Deportivo Independiente Medellín)
The Medellín derby, also known as El Clásico Paisa, is a matchup of the two biggest clubs in Colombia, Atlético Nacional and Deportivo Independiente Medellín, which trigger the football fever in supporters all around Colombia. For them, El Clásico Paisa is the Colombian equivalent of what the Superclásico between Boca and River means to Argentine football fans.
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Both teams share the 45,000-seated Estadio Atanasio Girardot, where Medellín’s and Nacional’s hardcore supporters, Rexixtenxia Norte 1998 and Los Del Sur, cheer deafeningly at the very opposite ends of the stadium on match days.
The first match which sparked Colombia’s best-known football rivalry was played on September 12, 1948, with a 3-0 victory of Independiente Medellín. Although Medellín swept away the first victory 72 years ago, it is Atlético Nacional, who is currently leading the board with 131 wins. Independiente Medellín, on the other hand, have only won 84 out of the 320 matches to date.
7. The Clásico Rosarino
(Newell’s Old Boys vs. Rosarino Central)
When we talk about the best football derbies in Latin America, people usually think of the iconic derbies from Buenos Aires, Argentina. But that’s not the case for the football fanatics in Rosario, Santa Fe, who have a strong passion for the Rosario derby (Clásico Rosarino).
For online sportsbooks who want to explore the sports betting and gambling market in Argentina, this is one of the most iconic derbies in the country that you should not miss out on.
It is played between Newell’s Old Boys and Rosario Central, and considered the most important Argentine derby outside of Buenos Aires. Out of the 266 matches so far, Rosario has won 90 and Newell’s Old Boys has made it to 75. Teams from Buenos Aires are famous for sweeping away most of the trophies, but these two teams have won 54 titles altogether that didn’t go to any other teams in Buenos Aires.
(Fun fact: Newell’s Old Boys got its nickname “Los Leprosos” (The Lepers) when they agreed to play for a fund-raising game for a local leprosy charity.)
6. Uruguay’s Clásico (Peñarol vs. Nacional)
For Uruguayan football fans, Clásico del fútbol uruguayo is the most famous rivalry in the nation, and one of the best football derbies in Latin America. It is played between the two most popular Uruguayan football clubs, Club Nacional de Football and Club Atlético Peñarol (CURCC), which are both based in Montevideo.
Clásico del fútbol uruguayo is also the oldest derby in the world outside of the UK, which could probably explain the long-running competition between these two opponents.
Peñarol was originally known as the Central Uruguayan Railway Cricket Club (CURCC), which was made up of English employees of Ferrocarril Central del Uruguay. Nacional, on the other hand, was made up of purely native players at a time when European football players dominated football clubs.
The first match between the two was played way back in 1900 when Peñarol (CURCC) won 2-0. Out of the 528 clásicos played between Peñarol and Nacional, Peñarol has won 190 games so far, while Nacional is slightly falling behind with 174 wins.
5. The Clásico De Avellaneda
(Club Atlético Independiente vs. Racing Club de Avellaneda)
Argentina might be famous for its football rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate, but in Avellaneda, it is Racing Club and Independiente who rule the town.
The Avellaneda derby is the second-most famous rivalry in Argentina, and the city is paralyzed every time Independiente and Racing meet. With their stadiums only a few hundred meters apart, you can imagine the fierce competition between these two teams.
None of the teams had a clear advantage over each other until the 1970s when Independiente began to gain more dominance up until today.
4. The Superclásico de las Américas/ Superclássico das Américas
(Argentina vs. Brazil)
Brazil and Argentina are renowned for having some of the biggest football rivalries in Latin America with their Superclásico Sudamericano. But when these two top football nations go head-to-head with each other, the rivalry just shoots through the roof.
Combining such steamy competitiveness with passionate fans, even their “friendly” matches can be quite rough sometimes. Despite the tense atmosphere among the supporters, this means this derby is a splendid opportunity for iGaming businesses targeting the sports betting and gambling market in Brazil and Argentina.
According to the current FIFA World Ranking, Brazil ranks 3rd, whereas Argentina is at the 9th position. Both countries have produced some of the world’s best football players such as José Manuel Moreno, Adolfo Pedernera, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta or Lionel Messi for Argentina, and Pelé, Zico, Romario, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo Nazário, Ronaldinho, Kaká or Neymar for Brazil.
With such elite players playing for their respective countries, the rivalry between Brazilian and Argentine football fans hits the climax during the matches. Out of 111 matches so far, Brazil has won 46 matches and Argentina 39. Let’s say it’s close.
In terms of statistics, Brazil is currently slightly ahead of the national team scoreboard, winning international titles including five World Cups and four FIFA Confed Cups. On the other hand, Argentina has won 14 Copa América, and Argentinian teams have won far more official titles on the club level like Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana titles than its opponent.
3. Paulista Derby (Corinthians vs. Palmeiras)
On the list of the biggest rivalries in Latin America is the Derby Paulista, which is a match between Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, two of the oldest football clubs in São Paulo, Brazil.
Their historic rivalry can be dated back all the way to the very first derby in 1917, with Corinthians winning 1-0. The rivalry grew as Corinthians and Palmeiras continued to face each other numerous times and win multiple championships alternately.
The greatest Paulista derby win ever recorded happened in November 1933, when Palmeiras beat Corinthians 8-0 at the Estádio Palestra Itália stadium. After 363 matches since the first game, the Paulista derby has split millions of Brazilian football fans into two clans and is powerful enough to bring the whole state to a standstill on the day of the match.
(Fun fact: Corinthians and Palmeiras are ranked as the two most valuable football teams in Latin America, each with the team values of over $462 million and $424 million, respectively.)
2. The Fla-Flu Derby
(Flamengo vs. Fluminense)
The topic of the biggest football rivalries in Latin America won’t be complete without talking about the famous Fla-Flu Derby. As the name suggests, this derby is played between the cross-town rivals Flamengo and Fluminense, which are both based in Rio De Janeiro.
Their matches take place in the Maracanã Stadium, which can hold up to 78,000 people per game. This stadium is also called Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho to honor Mário Filho, a Brazilian sports journalist who coined the nickname, Fla-Flu, and set the tone of the matches as we experience them today.
And the vibe of the Fla-Flu derby is more vibrant than ever thanks to Filho’s creativity. To make the Fla-Flu matches more interesting, he created a competition in the local newspaper to see whose supporters could cheer for their teams better at the next match. The result was nothing less than spectacular. Instead of raging football fans, the match was filled with people who brought steamers, flags, balloons, and confetti to outperform the other clan.
Nowadays, the Fla-Flu derby is so iconic that even football fans from around the world would fly into Rio to enjoy the colorful atmosphere and the vibrant football culture that these games have to offer.
The biggest crowd that Maracanã Stadium has ever held was 177,656 people, who attended the Rio championship final in December 1963. Unofficial sources reported that this figure might be as high as 194,000, which is more than twice the stadium’s capacity. This record easily justifies why it is also known as the Clássico das Multidões (Classics of the Crowd).
The story of Fla-Flu rivalry began before they even faced each other out in the field. In 1911, when the elite rowing club, Flamengo, transformed into a football club, they approached the top ten players from Fluminense F.C. to switch to their side. Fluminese, who were upset by this news, took revenge by winning their first meeting 3-2. And just like that, the legendary rivalry was born.
The Fla-Flu derby might not be the fiercest rivalry in the country, but it certainly is the greatest derby in Brazilian football and holds the same level of reputation for the sports betting and gambling market in Brazil.
1. The Superclásico Argentina
(Boca Juniors vs. River Plate)
The Superclásico del fútbol argentino is one of the most famous derbies, not just in Latin America but throughout the world.
The yearly face-off between Boca Juniors and River Plate (two of the Big Five of Argentinian football) in Buenos Aires is claimed to be the greatest encounter in the world. The tremendous support from their fans that could literally shake the stadium on match days.
No, it is not even an exaggeration, and this video from The Guardians will prove you right:
As the two most successful football clubs in Argentina, it is estimated that up to 65% of all Argentine football fans support either one of the two teams. In 2016, the British football magazine FourFourTwo even considered it the “biggest derby in the world”. With such high-reputation in the house, the Superclásico Argentina is, no doubt, one of the hottest topics for the sports betting and gambling market in Argentina.
Although both clubs have supporters from all social classes, River Plate’s nickname is ‘Los Millonarios‘ (The Millionaires), while Boca’s fans are called Xeneizes, referencing their Italian (Genoa) immigrant workers’ roots. This adds a little bit more fire to the already heated clash.
Out of 248 matches, Boca has won 88 and River Plate 83 with 78 draws, making it a pretty equal competition and great for sports betting on the Superclásico Argentina.
Boca holds the record of consecutive years played in the Primera División and 66 official titles in national and international championships, whereas River have won 63 official titles and won more games in the Argentine First Division than any other club.
Although they are from the same neighborhood (La Boca) in Buenos Aires, these teams have been fiercely competing against each other since 1913. Such legendary rivalry is also what makes this Superclásico a truly unique experience.
Some people might argue that the thrill can’t beat that of the Barcelona-Real Madrid El Clásico, but there are thousands of hardcore soccer fans who are more than ready to prove you wrong.
Latin American football is one of the fiercest in terms of rivalries, derbies and fandom, which makes it so attractive for sportsbooks that want to enter sports betting markets in South America.
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