Top Five: Football Rivalries

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Manchester United v Liverpool

North-west rivals Manchester United and Liverpool are the two most successful club sides in English football.

The two sides have battled for footballing supremacy for decades, with over 100 domestic and European honours between them.

AC Milan v Inter Milan

The rivalry between AC Milan and Inter Milan began in 1908, when the Milan Cricket and Football club split in two.

Over a century later, Milan is the most successful football city in the world, AC and Inter winning 84 major trophies.

Celtic v Rangers

The Old Firm derby is more than just a football match, with the political and religious divide in Glasgow spanning a century.

The rivalry between he historically Catholic Celtic and the historically Protestant Rangers is one of the most notoriously fierce in football.

Boca Juniors v River Plate

A rivalry rooted in a bitter class divide, the Superclasico makes most football derbies look like a kick around in the school playground.

Famed for its passion, the Buenos Aires derby is a huge event in Argentina, with 70% of the country supporting one of the two teams.

Real Madrid v Barcelona

The most famous fixture in world football, El Clasico never fails to live up to its name, showcasing some of the greatest players in history.

With a rivalry spanning over a century, the animosity between the two dominant clubs in Spanish football is more fierce than ever.

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