The biggest non-local football rivalries, including Arsenal vs Manchester United and Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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The Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford can be almost 200 miles away from each other, but the rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United is one that burns intensely.

And the two teams face off north London on Sunday to resume hostilities once again.

Will we see similar scenes on this Sunday?

Will we see similar scenes on this Sunday?

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The rivalry between the Gunners and the Red Devils made us think, what other rivalries are there between teams that are not local ones with one another?

Below you can see some of the biggest conflicts between teams that do not derive from local bragging rights.


Arsenal vs Manchester United

In the past it was the Premier League team that every neutral had its eyes on, however its spark began to fade when the Arsenal stopped being a contender for the title a couple of years after their season & # 39; Invincibles & # 39; in 2003/04.

However, there were some omnipotent clashes that included several heated duels between Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane, one that happened in the tunnel before the Arsenal played at United at Highbury in February 2005.

Everything was boiling in the attack on the Old Trafford at the start of that season when Ruud van Nistelrooy missed the opportunity to grab a winner of the last minute after hitting a penalty against the crossbar, setting off an ambush by the Arsenal players at the end of the game.

The doubtful Martin Keown was giving Van Nistelrooy constructive suggestions on how to take a penalty

The doubtful Martin Keown was giving Van Nistelrooy constructive suggestions on how to take a penalty

Similar scenes on Sunday are unlikely, but the Gunners will be ready to take revenge on their revenge against United, who threw them out of the FA Cup in their own backyard when the two teams faced the last time in January.

Liverpool vs Manchester United

This has really stood the test of time and even though Liverpool has not been regularly challenged for Premier League titles, their rivalry with Manchester United is considered by many to be the biggest date in English football.

He reached another level when United entered a golden age during the Premier League and "threw Liverpool out of his point f ******" as he said Sir Alex Ferguson, ending up eclipsing rivals on Merseyside for championship titles. The Red Devils currently have 20 to 18 from Liverpool.

Ferguson was the biggest driving force behind dethroning Liverpool as the largest English club

Ferguson was the biggest driving force behind dethroning Liverpool as the largest English club

There are some occasions when the rivalry goes beyond the matters on the soccer field with the ex-Rosso Luis Suarez accused by the Football Association and who is serving a ban on eight games for alleged racial abuse of the former Patrice Evra during a fight at Anfield in October 2011.

Inter Milan vs Juventus

All the great teams in Italy want to fight each other, but it is known that the Inter and the rivalry of Juventus, known as Derby d 'Italia, have increased a lot following the Calciopoli scandal of 2006.

The scandal was a very complex problem but in a nutshell it was an Italian police investigation that involved Juve, AC Milan, Lazio and Reggina, who saw them accuse them of having organized games by selecting favorable referees.

Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal of the game when Juventus played Inter Milan last time in December 2018

Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal of the game when Juventus played Inter Milan last time in December 2018

Juventus achieved the worst result when it was relegated to Serie B and was deprived of the 2004/05 title, while it was downgraded last place in the 2005/06 season, with the Serie A title destined for # 39. ; Inter.

The former general manager of the old lady Luciano Moggi suggested in an interview that Inter also had some involvement which added bitterness.

Manchester United vs Leeds United

There are not many recent fights to talk about between Manchester United and Leeds with their last League Cup match in September 2011, the rivalry is genuine.

It is thought to date back to the 15th century with Yorkshire and Lancashire in conflict during the War of the Roses.

Other factors date back to the days when Don Revie and Matt Busby ran Leeds and Manchester United respectively and even the hooligan wars, groups of supporters of both teams, had contributed to the fierce rivalry.

Eric Canrona exchanged Elland Road for the Old Trafford in 1992 and continued to become a major US

Eric Canrona exchanged Elland Road for the Old Trafford in 1992 and continued to become a major US

And don't forget the period in which Alan Smith left Leeds relegated to join the old enemy in 2004. If Leeds can win promotion to the Premier League this season, expect fireworks between the two in the 2019/20 campaign .

Crystal Palace vs Brighton and Hove Albion

This is a rivalry that confuses fans who do not support Crystal Palace and Brighton, but is very clear to both groups of supporters because it exists.

The flashpoint was at the end of a second FA Cup replay held in a neutral venue between the two teams in 1976 that Palace won 1-0.

After the game is over, a fan of the palace has allegedly thrown some of you at the Seagulls boss at the time Alan Mullery, prompting the former English international to do a little of small change on the floor and shouting "is all you are worth".

The last meeting of Palace and Brighton in December saw Eagles fans face off with the police before the game. They play at Selhurst Park for the return round on Saturday at 15:00 – a game you can hear live on talkSPORT.

Brighton came out on top of the last bout between the two in December 2018, winning 3-1

Brighton came out on top of the last bout between the two in December 2018, winning 3-1

Manchester City vs Chelsea

This is a reasonably new rivalry as both teams have had relatively new success due to the enormous finances that have become available to them.

Chelsea have won the most trophies of any English team since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, but the City has every chance of overcoming them, so the rivalry has poured into the field.

Sergio Aguero and David Luiz had a series of clashes on the pitch and the city striker Aguero received a red card for a high challenge against the Brazilian during a clash at Etihad Stadium in December 2016.

Aguero's terrible tackle left Luiz in a heap

Aguero's terrible tackle left Luiz in a heap

The rivalry reached an even more sinister level when four Chelsea fans were suspended for alleged racial abuse of citizens, Raheem Sterling, in December 2018, when the two sides exchanged at Stamford Bridge.

Ajax vs Feyenoord

In every area of ​​life, conflict can often be reduced to class antagonism and this is certainly the case among the rivalry between Ajax and Feyenoord, known as De Klassieker.

The artistic talent and roots of the bourgeoisie of Ajax Amsterdam against the workers and therefore the roots of the working class of Feyenoord in Rotterdam led to many conflicts between the two groups of supporters over the years.

It was so bad that the mayors of Amsterdam and Rotterdam made an agreement with the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) to ban video game fans from moving in five years from February 2009.

These types of scenes are common when Ajax and Feyenoord play one another

These types of scenes are common when Ajax and Feyenoord play one another

However, there have been incidents since the ban ended including the Ajax clubhouse burned in March 2015. The cause of the fire is not known.

Liverpool vs Chelsea

Another quite new rivalry that hit his heights when Rafael Benitez managed to manage Liverpool and Jose Mourinho was head of Chelsea.

The two teams played some memorable Champions League matches – Benitez got the better of Mourinho in 2005 and 2007 before Chelsea took their revenge in 2008 and 2009.

It was also the transfer saga of Steven Gerrard, who seemed ready to join the Blues a few weeks after raising the Champions League with the Reds in 2005, but in the end it didn't happen.

Gerrard and Mourinho could have worked together

Gerrard and Mourinho could have worked together

The Liverpool fans loved him, but the Chelsea fans never forgave him and constantly remind Kopites of the occasion when his crash allowed Demba Ba to score at Anfield which helped Liverpool fail in the Premier League in the 2013/14 season.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona

This is probably the biggest game in the world of football, so Real Madrid against Barcelona would always make this list.

You could choose examples of fierce fights between the two of each season, but probably reached boiling point when Luis Figo moved from Barça to Real.

And in a LaLiga fight at the Nou Camp in November 2002, a pig's head was even thrown in the direction of Figo when he prepared to take a corner.

8. Luis Figo - Signed: 37.5 million pounds; Inflation: 50 million pounds

Figo said he felt "on the skin of a murderer" when he returned to the Camp Nou as a Real Madrid player

However, despite all the rivalry, the Spanish players of Real Madrid and Barcelona were able to set aside their differences between 2008-2012 very effectively, given that Spain triumphed at the triumphs at Euro 2008 and 2012 and at the 2010 World Cup.

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