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Other countries boast rivalries which are named similarly to La Liga's big game and looked upon as the defining game of the season when it comes to bragging rights and more.
Goal takes a look at some of the other Clasico games which are contested across the world of football.
|Country / Region||Name||Teams|
|Argentina||Superclasico||Boca Juniors vs River Plate|
|Brazil||Classico dos Milhoes||Flamengo vs Vasco da Gama|
|Brazil||Classico Majestoso||Sao Paulo vs Corinthians|
|Canada||Canadian Classique||Toronto vs Montreal Impact|
|Chile||Super Clasico||Colo Colo vs Club Universidade de Chile|
|Ecuador||Clasico del Astillero||Barcelona vs Emelec|
|France||Le Classique||Paris Saint-Germain vs Marseille|
|Germany||Der Klassiker||Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund|
|Mexico||Clasico Capitalino||Club America vs UNAM|
|Mexico||Clasico Joven||Club America vs Cruz Azul|
|Mexico||Clasico Regiomontano||Monterrey vs Tigres|
|Mexico||Clasico Tapatio||Chivas vs Atlas|
|Mexico||Super Clasico||Club America vs Chivas|
|Netherlands||De Klassieker||Feyenoord vs Ajax|
|Portugal||O Classico||Benfica vs Porto|
|South America||Superclasico de las Americas||Brazil vs Argentina|
|South America||Clasico del Rio de la Plata||Argentina vs Uruguay|
|Central America||Clasico centroamericano||Costa Rica vs Honduras|
|Spain||El Clasico||Barcelona vs Real Madrid|
|Spain||El Otro Clasico||Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid|
|Spain||El Viejo Clasico||Real Madrid vs Athletic Club|
|Uruguay||Clasico||Nacional vs Penarol|
|U.S.A.||California Clasico||LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes|
|U.S.A.||El Trafico||LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC|
While Spain's Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is what usually springs to mind first when someone mentions El Clasico, there are many others.
In Argentina, the showdown between Boca Juniors and River Plate is known as the Superclasico and the Bayern Munich versus Borussia Dortmund match in Germany is Der Klassiker.
Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille contest Le Classique in France, while Liga MX in Mexico features a number of Clasicos involving the likes of Chivas, Club America and others.
Portugal's version of El Clasico is O Classico between Benfica and Porto, while in the Netherlands, De Klassieker is the game between Ajax and Feyenoord.
LA Galaxy are involved in two Clasicos in MLS. Their rivalry with San Jose Earthquakes dubbed the California Clasico, while the meeting with Los Angeles FC is known as El Trafico, which is a play on LA traffic.
El Clasico is a Spanish term which translates to 'The Classic' in English. The term is commonplace in football and many leagues have their own 'classic' derby match.
While many countries use their own language version - Der Klassiker in Germany or Le Classique in France, for example - a number of countries appropriate the term Clasico.
In Saudi Arabia, the main rivalry between Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal is promoted as the Saudi Clasico, while Iraq's chief Baghdad derby games are sometimes referred to as Iraqi Clasicos.
Likewise, the Old Indonesia derby is commonly referred to as the Indonesian Superclasico.
While El Clasico (or The Classic) is a popular nickname across the world for the main national football rivalry of many countries, derby matches of similar notoriety have their own nomenclature.
Other classic derby matches include the Derby della Madonnina between Inter and AC Milan, the Intercontinental derby between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, and Greece's Eternal Derby between Olympiacos versus Panathinaikos.