Real Madrid and Barcelona share one of the fiercest rivalries in club football history. Both clubs enjoy great success in La Liga and elsewhere.
Matching them, dubbed El Clasico, stirs strong feelings not only among its fans but throughout the football world. While the fans are busy with FIFA Globalism In the 2022 Cup, Barcelona tried to highlight their Spanish rivals
The Catalan giants opened their new store in the Spanish capital, which is located in close proximity to a Real Madrid store.
Moreover, Barcelona made fun of its arch-rivals by promoting their store via a huge “Raul Coller” banner in the heart of the Spanish capital, and it is worth noting that Barcelona supporters are popularly known as culers.
Angry Real Madrid fans claimed the banner is a reference to former Los Blancos star Raul who scored 323 goals for Real Madrid to become the club’s top scorer, a record that has since been broken by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. The Spaniard is still associated with the club and is currently the manager of his “B” team, Real Madrid Castilla.
However, Barcelona vaguely stated on their website that “Raul is a Barcelona fan who lives in Madrid and was the inspiration for this campaign that will be replicated in other streets of the city.”
Barcelona even shared a video of their controversial crest on Twitter. The fun video went viral on social media.
Barcelona confirms that its new advertising campaign is a way to generate interest in the new retail outlet in Madrid, whose opening was attended by director Xavier Barbany and former player Luis García. The retail store is a first for the club in Madrid and is a bold move, considering it is in Real Madrid’s turf.
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have developed huge fan bases on a global level as they are one of the most successful Spanish clubs.
But Real Madrid have bragging rights when it comes to the number of silver trophies they have won. They have won 35 La Liga titles to Barcelona’s 26.
Real Madrid has also won far more Champions League titles than Barcelona. Moreover, the two clubs have had contrasting results in recent months.
While Real Madrid won its 14th Champions League title this year, Barcelona was dealing with a financial crisis.
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