In life, you have to earn a few rivalries that will be at your neck for a very long time. Football also has its share of rivalries that attract attention and are among the most talked about. The Insyder plug goes over some rivalries that have stood the test of time and still making headlines.

  1. Manchester Derby
Action at a past Manchester United Vs Manchester City match

There are very few things that can bring a whole city to a complete standstill. In Manchester, one of those events is the Battle of the Red and Blue colors. Manchester United and Manchester City are two teams that have represented the city of Manchester for a long time and brought glory to it. However, when these teams meet, the city becomes completely divided. With an almost equal legacy in the EPL and other Competitions, the battle of kings Of Manchester has grown to a superb encounter. The streets either get painted red or blue whenever they meet cause rarely do they ever draw in their matches. With the records having United in the lead with 10 wins out of 22 games played against City, their rivalry will continue to grow for a long time.

  1. Milan Duel
The Milan Derby

The city of Milan also has a history of rivalries. With Inter Milan and AC Milan occupying different sections of the city, the battle is one to watch. The Milan derby has grown over the years and become a prestigious encounter for both teams. Riding on the pride of defeating your rivals in your home city makes the battle sweeter. Currently, Inter holds a record of 82 wins in their official meetings with AC Milan. From a small duel to one of the most anticipated rivalries each season, the Milan derby has created many memories and will surely create even more as time goes by.

  1. El Clasico
Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) vies for the ball with Real Madrid’s Brazilian midfielder Casemiro during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) semi-final first leg football match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona

This is one match that has always lived up to its hype. Pitting FC Barcelona from Catalonia and Real Madrid from Madrid City, this derby has been the epicenter of action in the La Liga. With both teams having exceptional talent and stars, the action that comes out of this single match has always been outstanding. Barcelona has a winning record of 96 games in their 243 competitive matches with the Los Blancos. The suspense that the match creates each year is immense and one looks forward to the next time these teams come together whether in the league or even the Champions League.


With each season pitying these great teams against each other, one wonders who would carry the day after the end of 90 minutes fighting it out on the field.