El Clasico by Richard Fitzpatrick
Barcelona v Real Madrid: Football's Greatest Rivalry

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Fitzpatrick's book is invaluable for the context that it gives a match that you might have watched superficially for years. It makes perfect sense...
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Real Madrid versus Barcelona is regarded by many as the most captivating fixture in world football. But it is not only the on-pitch battles that have forged their rivalry. From General Franco and bloody civil war to the Catalan city of Barcelona's lukewarm reaction to Spain's recent World Cup and European Championship triumphs, bitterness is never far from the surface.

In El Clásico, Richard Fitzpatrick charts the key political and historical flashpoints between the two clubs. With exclusive interviews with key figures, including Luís Figo, Hristo Stoichkov, Joan Laporta and Vicente del Bosque, El Clásico is the definitive guide to football's greatest feud.
 

About Richard Fitzpatrick

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Richard Fitzpatrick was born in Ireland. He has worked as a journalist in Dublin, San Francisco and Toronto. He currently lives in Barcelona, where he covers football for the Irish Times, New York Times, and El País, among others.
 
Published August 13, 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Tim Lewis on Aug 03 2012

Fitzpatrick's book is invaluable for the context that it gives a match that you might have watched superficially for years. It makes perfect sense...

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