Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry

Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry


Fear and Loathing in l. a. Liga is the definitive heritage of the best contention in international activity: FC Barcelona vs. genuine Madrid. It’s Messi vs. Ronaldo, Guardiola vs. Mourinho, the country opposed to the country, freedom combatants vs. Franco’s fascists, plus majestic ambitions and enthralling abilities. It’s the easiest groups in the world going head-to-head. It’s greater than a video game. It’s a struggle. It’s El Clásico.

Only, it’s now not really that easy. Spanish football professional and historian Sid Lowe covers a hundred years of contention, athletic attractiveness, and excellence. Fear and Loathing in los angeles Liga is a nuanced, revisionist, and brilliantly educated historical past that is going past game. Lowe weaves jointly this tale of the contention with the historical past and tradition of Spain, emphasizing that it truly is “never approximately simply the soccer.” With unique tales and striking anecdotes, he is taking us inside of this epic conflict, together with the injuries left by means of the Civil battle, Madrid’s golden age within the fifties once they received 5 eu cups, Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona Dream workforce, the doomed Galáctico test, and Luís Figo’s “betrayal.”

By exploring the historical past, politics, tradition, economics, and language—while by no means forgetting the drama at the field—Lowe demonstrates the connection among those football giants and divulges the genuine tale at the back of their explosive rivalry.

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