Top 5 rivalries in modern day football; goals, wins and much more

Footballing rivalries have always been a part of the Beautiful game. The adrenaline pumping, tension mounting and the extra zing and responsibility to come out victorious is always there during such contests.
Such contests are the signature moments for a player’s career and he would want to bring out the best of himself during these showdowns so as to go down in history books as the one who created a difference.
Emotions ride high and captivates minds in such a manner which is indescribable. These contests are always being looked forward to prior to the start of the season once the schedule is made.
We will list out the top 5 modern day football rivalries which have set the stage on fire;
ImageThe clash of the old foes in Spain as Real Madrid take on Barcelona for bragging rights. This is still one of the greatest sporting spectacles in world football.
In 245 matches between the two clubs, Real Madrid have won 97 matches while Barcelona have been victorious on 96 occasions. There are 52 times during which no side could be separated too.
811 goals have been scored in these 245 matches between Spain’s two ultimate giants of club football, in which Real Madrid have scored 411 goals while Barcelona have scored 400.
Lionel Messi is the top scorer in El Clasico history with 26 goals to his name.
ImageThe German rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich is another one of the greatest footballing rivalries in modern day football.
In 129 matches played between the two sides, the Bavarians have won 63 matches while Dortmund have been victorious on 33 occasions with 33 draws between them.
There have been 405 goals scored in this contest. 249 of which have been by Bayern Munich while the remaining 156 have been scored by the Die Borussen.
Robert Lewandowski, who has played both for both clubs is the top scorer in this rivalry with 27 goals to his name.
ImageThe San Siro is the showdown center in Italy when two of Milan’s top sides tussle for supremacy.
Inter and AC Milan go to toe to toe in this local derby to ensure bragging rights. Inter have won 84 matches while the Rossoneri have been victorious on 77 occasions with 67 draws between the two. Inter Milan lead the goal tally with 315 goals scored by them in comparison to 304 by AC Milan.
Andriy Shevchenko is the top scorer of this rivalry with 14 goals to his credit.
ImageThe high-profile inter-city rivalry is the biggest fixture in English football and one of the greatest rivalries in world football.
The two clubs involved are the most successful English clubs in domestic, European and worldwide competitions; between them they have won 39 league titles, 19 FA Cups, 13 League Cups, 36 FA Community Shields, 9 European Cups, 4 Super Cups, 1 UEFA Super Winners’ Cup, 5 UEFA Super Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 2 FIFA Club World Cups.
In 206 matches between the two, Manchester United have won 81 while Liverpool have won 67 matches with 58 draws between the two.
Manchester United have scored 280 goals in comparison to Liverpool’s 262 in this 542-goal fest rivalry.
Steven Gerrard, George Wall are the top scorers in this rivalry with 9 goals to their name.
ImageCeltic and Rangers rivalry in the Scottish league is one of the oldest and top rivalries in world football today. Both the clubs are based in Glasgow as a result the fixture has an enduring appeal around the world.
In 422 contests, the Rangers have come out victorious in 164 of them while Celtic have been on the winning side in 159 matches and 99 ending in a draw.
A mouthwatering 1164 goals have been scored and it is the Rangers who take the lead in this having scored 584 goals while Celtic have hit the back of the net 580 times.


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