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End to a decade of Classics and controversy

Published:18/12/2019 - 16:38h

Updated:18/12/2019 - 16:38h

This Wednesday, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will play the last Classic of the decade. 10 years in which 36 games full of passion and controversy have been played

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The first Barça-Real Madrid of the present season will be also the one who put an end to the year 2019 coinciding, besides, with the last Classical of the decade. In the last 10 years, have played 36 Classical -explaining the one of this Wednesday between them- in which there has been emotion, intensity, and maybe the period with more controversy of the history.

A period that lived his moment culminante from 2010, when José Mourinho turned into the new technician of the Real Madrid. From then, it established a tension tremenda between the players and the fans of both groups. Controversies fed by the controversial and continuous statements of the Portuguese technician and even answered by Pep Guardiola that tired to keep the correction and the silence.

The one of Sampedor described to the luso like "the puto master" of the rooms of press and gave him "his Champions particular out of the field". Inside the field, rolls, fights, aggressions and some disputes that broke even the good environment of a Spanish selection that came to be champion of the world. At the end, Boxes and Xavi, under the opposition of Mourinho, had to mediate to calm the waters.

Far of the controversies, this last decade of Classical also has been marked by the legendary rivalry between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, that turned into the nightmares of his respective eternal rival. During these 10 last years, the Argentinian annotated 20 goals in front of the Real Madrid, whereas the Portuguese, now in the Juventus, marked 18.

Without place to doubts, these last 10 years have left moments more memorables for the FC Barcelona that for the Real Madrid in the Classical. Especially remembered are the goleadas by 5-0 of the Camp Nou in the season 2010-11, the 0-4 in Santiago Bernabéu in the campaign 2015-16 or the 5-1 of the past course in the Camp Nou. Results that did a lot damage to the eternal rival.

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There are some footballers to stand out, that lived this decade from the start and that keep on being leading to day of today. For the FC Barcelona, men like Leo Messi, Sergio Busquets or Gerard Hammered follow to the foot of the cannon after so much time, whereas Sergio Bouquets, Karim Benzema and Marcelo, by part of the Real Madrid, keep on being leading for the white team.

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