There are derbies and there are derbies. But trying to understand the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona through the prisms of Celtic versus Rangers, Liverpool versus Everton or Spurs versus Arsenal is a mistake. As Barça's motto makes clear, it is "more than a club".
Whenever Real step out on to the Nou Camp (Our Ground, in Catalan) they are not just facing a football team they are facing the whole of the Catalan nation. On Tuesday night they were greeted by a cacophony of sound and flares, plus myriad Catalan and Barcelona flags from the 95,000 Barça fans in the stadium, completely drowning out the 3,000 Real fans.
Outside there were another four million Catalans watching on television in bars, restaurants and in their homes, with flags and banners on their walls and hanging from their balconies.
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F.C. Barcelona - The Barça
Football Club Barcelona: Barça Barcelona vibrates at the rhythm of Barça or FC Barcelona, the club headlight of the peninsula and symbol of Catalan resistance vis-a-vis the capacity of Madrid. Winner for the 16th time of the national championship in 1999 front his eternal rival Real Madrid, Barça ( FC Barcelona) celebrated this same year his 100 years with the Camp Nou, the greatest stage of Europe after that of Moscow, by offering a commemorative poster drawn by the painter Antoni Tàpies, child of the city. The players with the blue and red shirt can be proud of themselves to have taken down the three large European trophies: cut of the UEFA, Cup of the Cups and cup of the Champions.