With the town of Madrid boasting two of the easiest groups in Spanish and European soccer historical past, the capital metropolis rivalry is an thrilling and interesting one.
A lot historical past… however listed here are 5 belongings you may not know concerning the fixture.
1. Atlético had been fashioned in response to Actual Madrid
A bunch of Basque college students residing in Madrid attended the primary ever Copa del Rey ultimate in 1903 between Bilbao’s Athletic Membership and Madrid FC, the workforce that will go on to grow to be Actual Madrid.
They disliked the way in which Madrid FC performed and 18 days later created a Madrid-based subsidiary of Athletic… which might go on to grow to be Atlético de Madrid.
2. Atlético as soon as went 14 years with no derby win, nevertheless it’s a really completely different story now
Between 1999 and 2013, Atlético de Madrid endured derby hell. They didn’t win in 25 conferences with Actual Madrid, till the arrival of Diego Simeone ultimately modified their fortunes.
Since that rojiblancos victory, the derby stability has shifted; they’ve gained 9 of the 31 derbies performed since then, whereas additionally drawing 11 and dropping 11 (all competitions). The document in LaLiga Santander is 4 victories and 4 defeats in 16 derbies.
3. Atletico followers started the custom of celebrating at Cibeles fountain, not Actual Madrid!
In the course of the Seventies, the custom of celebrating titles with fellow followers of your workforce at sure factors within the metropolis started to emerge in Spanish soccer.
The Cibeles fountain, situated within the very centre of Madrid, emerged as a really perfect assembly level for such followers and although at this time intently related to Actual Madrid it was really Atleti followers to first began to carry their celebrations there, after a LaLiga title win in 1977.
Over time, different followers started to repeat them and it turned the fan assembly level within the metropolis for title wins; all through the Nineteen Eighties, Actual Madrid followers would have a good time the victories of the long-lasting Quinta del Buitre technology there.
By the point Atletico gained one other title in 1991 – the Copa del Rey – Cibeles had grow to be so intently related to Actual Madrid that their followers determined to maneuver their celebrations 600 metres down the town’s Paseo de la Castellana avenue to Netptune’s fountain.
4. This was an even bigger fixture than ElClasico
As we speak Actual Madrid’s arch rivals are FC Barcelona however the Madrid derby was an even bigger deal within the first couple of a long time after the Spanish Civil Struggle led to 1939.
Because the all-time nice Alfredo Di Stéfano as soon as mentioned: “Neglect Barcelona… the workforce that may frustrate us is Atlético.”
5. 9 of Atlético’s Copa del Rey wins have come on the Bernabéu
Actual Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium is, funnily sufficient, a really particular place for Atlético de Madrid followers.
Los Colchoneros have gained the Copa del Rey on 10 events, with a outstanding 9 of these successes coming at their arch rivals’ stadium.
Of their 10 cup ultimate successes, solely the 1996 victory towards FC Barcelona was held at a special floor: Actual Zaragoza’s La Romareda.