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Do you know about these 5 greatest football rivalries of all time? Part 1

Check out our list of most iconic rivalries in the footballing world.

1.Arsenal vs Manchester United

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Manchester United are currently leading the way with 90 wins to Arsenal ‘s 78. The rivalry started in 1990 when a brawl resulted in both clubs having points deducted in the Football League First Division. Since then, many players have turned out for both sides.

2.Real Madrid vs Barcelona

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Any match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona is referred to as El Clasico. Among the richest and most successful football clubs in the world, the two clubs are also the world’s two most valuable sports teams according to Forbes.

3. Germany vs Netherlands

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Originated due to anti-German sentiment in the Netherlands during World War II, the rivalry seems more intense as time goes by. Things got ugly after the Netherlands were defeated by West Germany in the 1974 World Cup final. They have faced each other 37 times and German currently is on top with 14 victories to 10 for the Netherlands.

4.Argentina vs Brazil

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One of the major topics in the rivalry between these two countries more often than not revolves around two players, Pele of Brazil and Diego Maradona of Argentina. These teams have met 92 times and Argentina are in the lead with 35 wins to Brazil’s 34.

5. Manchester City vs Manchester United

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Football matches between these two clubs are referred to as the Manchester Derby. Arguably the biggest rivalry in England, the teams have played 178 matches with United winning 73, City 53, and the remaining 52 being draws.

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