Posted by: links on May 6, 2011
The weekend of the 8 of May 2011, the local derby will take place in Barcelona, between the FC Barcelona and Espanyol Barcelona.
Let’s learn a bit more about this local derby between two false twins and focus a bit more on this Catalan game.
The city of Barcelona is worldwide famous for its monuments, its weather; its beach, its nightclubs, but as well for its soccer Team, The FC Barcelona. The FC. Barcelona is now considered by most of specialists as the best football team in the world. Nevertheless; we also forget the RCD; the second team of Barcelona. This club founded the 28th of October of 1900 by Catalans students, is the 6tholdest football club of Spain. Actually, the main goal of their founders was to create a Spanish spirit, a team with only Spanish players. Whereas the FC Barcelona, created by a “Swiss” already had a lots of foreigners players.
The shadows derby:
A derby much less famous than the one of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Indeed, the two clubs defend the Catalan identity and play in the same city. (logos of FCB and RCDE).
Nevertheless, besides their geographical proximity, the two clubs opposed their inception on the origin and political orientation of theirfounders (foreigners acquired Catalanism for Barca, Spanish loyal to the crown of Spain on the other). But the rivalry does not really exist on a purely sporting aspect. Espanyol has never been entitled to compete with its neighbor glorious both in terms of popularity and neither palmares.
The derby in figures:
153 : games between those two tems
85 : victories of FC Barcelona
34 : victories of Espanyol
34 : draws between the two teams
15 : number of players who played in both in two clubs of Barcelona 1 city, 2 clubs, 2 stadiums:
The Espanyol Barcelona and the FC Barcelona both play in wonderful and amazing stadium located in the city of Barcelone.
The Espanyol is playing in the area of Montjuic, in its brand new stadium of a capacity of 40 500 seats, built in 2009.
The FC Barcelone plays in the Nou camp, one of the most famous stadium at the world, with its capacity of 99 354 seats which is the biggest European stadium. The stadium is located in the area of the Corts of Barcelona.
If you want to assist this game, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team will be delighted to provide you tickets for this game.
Camp Nou :
Avinguda Aristides Maillol, s/n
902 189 90
Metro stations to join the Stadium : Les corts o Palau Reial (L3)
Collblanc o Badal (L5)
Bus Stations : http://www.fcbarcelona.cat/web/english/club/planol_camp_nou.html