To the Spanish media, the clash between Real Madrid vs. Barcelona is the biggest game in the world. The media over their try to persuade the world that the best footballers in the world are either in Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Players like Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casilas, Ronaldo Dilma once lined up for Real Madrid while Barcelona had stars like Ronaldinho, Xavi, Iniesta, Masquez, Puyol, Deco, Eto’o and Alves.
Today, the only player capable of reproducing the same aura of those past legends is Lionel Messi. The Argentinean remains Barcelona and El Clasico marketing platform.
He is the only player in La Liga that meets global appeal. The only player that made millions of fans in Africa, Middle East, Asia and some part of the Oceanic subscribe to La Liga.
Put it this way, the only reason why people care about Saturday’s La Liga match between Real Madrid vs Barcelona is Lionel Messi and not Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr, Sergio Ramos or even Ousame Dembele.