From all corners of the globe, derby games hold a special place in every fan’s heart and are the first match supporters look for when the fixture list comes out.
The Derby della Madonnina between Inter and AC Milan has to be one of the most closely fought encounters in world football, but who can forget the magic of an Old Firm clash involving fierce rivals Celtic and Rangers or the battle between old foes Fenerbache and Galatasaray.
Passions always run high in the Buenos Aires derby contested by Boca Juniors and River Plate in what is normally a closely fought and explosive encounter. Elsewhere, in South America fans of Colo-Colo and Universidad de Chile proclaim that the Clásico Universitario is the most intense rivalry in football, whilst Al Ahly and Zamalek supporters in the football hotbed of Cairo can also lay claim to the biggest derby game.
One thing’s for certain - there are normally fireworks both on and off the pitch!
So, what’s the world’s most passionate derby game?