Real Madrid vs. Barcelona at the Camp Nou... My last soccer post for a while, I promise!
The essence of the rivalry set to Franz Ferdinand's Do You Want To?
Highlights from the 3-3 draw in October 2007, including a hat trick from the best player in the world (IMHO), Barca's Lionel Messi (Argentina).
Yes, I still think Messi is the best, even though he finished runner-up to Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2008 Ballon d'Or, the award for Europe's best player.
The Real-Barca rivalry has all sorts of political baggage around it to this very day, with Real having old links to the Franco regime, and Barcelona standing as a stark reminder of the determined and steadfast redoubt of the old Republic... Not to mention a bastion of Catalan nationalism. Hence, the Barcelona motto, "Más que un club."
This video is in Spanish, but non-Spanish speakers may be able to pick up a bit of what the former English star Gary Lineker had to say about how he stepped into something much bigger than he ever imagined when he signed up to play for FC Barcelona.