There are games between clubs, and there are games between countries. And somewhere in the middle is Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona. They’re also by far Spain’s biggest and best clubs, winning 57 (Madrid 33, Barcelona 24) of the 87 national league titles. That duopoly is constantly reinforced by the imbalanced structure of TV deals, which matters when every game between the two clubs is watched by an estimated half-billion global audience. It’s arguably the planet’s most eagerly-awaited and widely-devoured fixture.
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