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LEARN : Secret Behind El-clasico (THE RIVALRY BETWEEN FC BARCELONA AND REAL MADRID)

LEARN : Secret Behind El-clasico (THE RIVALRY BETWEEN FC BARCELONA AND REAL MADRID)

LEARN : Secret Behind El-clasico (THE RIVALRY BETWEEN FC BARCELONA AND REAL MADRID)

 

 

 

I watch a video where Real Madrid beat Barcelona 11-1 and decided to do a little research to confirm if it true. And it was!

It was in 1943 El-Clasico that Real Madrid beat Barcelona 11-1 in the second leg of the Cope del Rey (previously called Cope del Generalismo).

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It was known as Barcelona biggest loss of all time.

But how did it happened?

Barcelona had won the first leg of the tie with a commanding 3-0 scoreline at Camp Nou, but the Spanish government intervened in the second leg just before the kickoff time according to history.

At that time, Spain was under the dictatorship of a native of Madrid named Francisco Franco. So, when the government learnt about the scoreline of the first leg, they sent Franco’s director of state security to Real Madrid home stadium, who entered the dressing room (locker room) and threatened the players and their families.

And because of the political tension in Spain then, and how serious it could be, the players valuing their lives and that of their families allowed Real Madrid to fully dominate the game.

Real Madrid ended up scoring 11 goals in 90 minutes before Barcelona only goal came.

According to Barcelona history specialist, Joan Barau, “That Real Madrid turned the tie around isn’t surprising. What is surprising is the result, which perfectly explains that it was, in reality, a humiliation; a spectacle more akin to what could be seen in a Roman circus than at a football match.”

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“There was a Law of Political Responsibilities, by which anyone who was not loyal at the beginning of the regime was deemed suspicious”.

“Those ‘warnings’ made some of the Barcelona players wonder if it was worth putting up any resistance at all, and, in the end, they didn’t.

“Because the game was to be much more than a sporting duel. It was all about teaching Barcelona a lesson and humiliating a club like no other that represented a way of thinking differently, much closer to the ideas of Catalanism.”

Tribuna recalling the incident claimed, the event was one of the reasons “in October 2019, 99% of FC Barcelona club members voted to withdraw all distinctions awarded to Dictator Francisco Franco. The move was considered to be a tribute to all those Barcelona club members who had to live through the difficult period of Franco’s dictatorship”.

Source: Tekmedia

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