Quite possibly the most heated rivalry in all of world sport, El Clásico pits LaLiga’s Real Madrid against FC Barcelona.
Similar to nicknames given to iconic sports rivalries in North America, such as Bedlam (Oklahoma versus Oklahoma State), The Iron Bowl (Alabama versus Auburn), or The Game (Ohio State versus Michigan), “The Classic” moniker is ascribed to any match played between Real Madrid and Barcelona, inclusive of those fixtures a part of league play and tournament competition anywhere in the world.
The playing of El Clásico outside of Spain is an extremely rare occasion. It’s happened only twice, the first match occurring in Venezuela in 1982, Real Madrid winning 1-0.
In 2017, El Clásico descended on the United States for the first time when Real Madrid and Barcelona collided on the pitch at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami as part of the International Champions Cup.
The 2017 U.S. Clásico was an instant classic, a back-and-forth affair, resulting in a 3-2 victory for Barça, who went on to capture the trophy as 2017 ICC Champions in the U.S. edition of the tournament.
El Clásico tickets are not available at this time. But Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are expected to rekindle their vaunted rivalry again soon on American soil. Sign up for email alerts from StageFrontTickets to be the first notified when LaLiga’s top-two clubs announce their return to the United States, and Real Madrid tickets and FC Barcelona tickets become available.