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Top 5: Derby games around the world (1)

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Derbies are the greatest games possible as they mean much, much more than just three points.

Derby games stand for pride and are often intense, passionate, emotional affairs - both on and off the field.

Derby games are usually contested between teams that are geographic neighbours, equally as successful or divided by religious beliefs.

These contests divide families, cause great debate amongst friends and work colleagues, spark tensions in and around the stadia and often go a step further than 'banter'.

We are well aware of some of the Premier League rivalries, but what about those from further afield?

As the Manchester derby looms we take a look at 5 huge derby games from around the world and discover the factors that make these rivalries as intense as they are.

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