Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to resume what many soccer fans consider the most entertaining rivalry in the game when they clash today in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup (4pm, ESPN3.com)
Real Madrid will be facing their rival for the first time since beating them at the Camp Nou to all but clinch the Spanish League title. For Barcelona, tonight's match will offer the beginning of a new era as manager Tito Vilanova takes over for Pep Guardiola.
Here is my FOX Soccer feature on the rivalry, which focus on my recent interviews with Jose Mourinho and Iker Casillas, who both praised the Madrid-Barca rivalry. Mourinho went as far as to credit Barcelona for pushing Madrid to a new level. Iker Casillas downplayed the notion that the rivalry had turned ugly, stating that it is still very much a healthy rivalry with plenty of friends on both sides of the line.
You can find everything you need to know about the match-up here at FOX Soccer's 'El Clasico' page.
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Enjoy the action.