Football fans around the globe will be treated to four instalments of 'El Clasico', arguably the biggest game in football, with the two wealthiest and most successful clubs in Spain doing battle for the league, Kings Cup and Champions League crowns.
Each club and city stands for something different, with Madrid keen to represent the heart of Spain and its values, while Barcelona wants to have its own identity and sees itself as a separate country with Catalan, rather than Spanish, its ********.
Historically, Real have been the more successful of the two, boasting nine European Cups to Barcelona's three and 31 league titles to Barcelona's 20.
The Catalans have dominated in recent seasons, however, with a brand of eye-catching football that has secured them two consecutive league titles and the 2009 Champions League crown.
The eagerly-anticipated first Clasico will be held Saturday as they do battle in the league match at the Santiago Bernabeu. Barcelona are already eight points clear of second-placed Real, and favourites to win a third successive title.
A 5-0 mauling from Barcelona in the first league Clasico at Camp Nou back in November means Real are likely to be more pumped than usual for the return game.
It was Jose Mourinho's heaviest defeat in his managerial career and anything less than a first ever Clasico win at the helm of the club on Saturday is likely to spell the end of his side's title hopes with just seven games left to play.
Mourinho, who used to work as a translator at Barcelona, doesn't believe the result of the first match will have a bearing on the subsequent three fixtures. "We have to take each game as a separate entity," said Mourinho.
"I'm not of the opinion that what happens in the first game can influence the second, third or fourth."
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