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Five great classics will be played this Sunday in England, Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands

Five great classics will be played this Sunday in England, Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands

The matches Manchester United – Liverpool, Barcelona – Real Madrid, Inter Milan – Juventus and Olympique de Marseille – Paris Saint-Germain will be played.

Although it is not thus established, this Sunday, October 24, could be instituted as the ‘European Classic Day‘For this 2021, because the destination and calendar wanted that matches of the maximum rivalry of England, Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands will be played on the same day.

It will be a celebration in which the games Manchester United – Liverpool, Barcelona – Real Madrid, Inter Milan – Juventus and Olympique de Marseille – Paris Saint-Germain will have thousands of fans who will once again witness matches from the seats of Old Trafford, Camp Nou, Giuseppe Meazza and Velodrome.

The Ajax – PSV Eindhoven, One of the two most important football rivalries in the Netherlands, it will have its fifth chapter in 2021 and the second with fans in the stands after the one developed last August in Amsterdam.

Barcelona – Real Madrid

On March 1, 2020, the last Spanish classic took place with the public, on that occasion the white club celebrated it in its stadium with the goals of Vinícius Júnior and Mariano Díaz for the final 2-0. Since that game, there have been two more behind closed doors and with Real Madrid winning 3-1 at Camp Nou and 2-1 at Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Now for the tenth day of LaLiga and with two points less than its eternal rival, Barça that beat Dinamo Kiev 1-0 at home in the Champions League welcomes Carlo Ancelotti’s team, who did their homework by beating Shakhtar 5-0 in Ukraine.

Ajax – PSV Eindhoven

The clubs with the highest number of titles in the Eredivisie once again set foot in the Johan Cruijff Arena, the same venue that hosted the match on August 7 in PSV’s 4-0 victory over the team of Erik ten Hag which meant the return of the people to ‘De Topper’.

Ajax, leaders with 22 points, comes to this clash after a categorical 4-0 against the Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, while PSV, second with 21 points, does so after losing to Monaco 2-1 in the Europa League.

Manchester United – Liverpool

The last time the Solskjaer and Klopp teams met with their fans was on January 19 of the previous year at Anfield, the night in which Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah they wrote down the so many of the triumph to the set of Merseyside.

Since then three duels have passed – two in the Premier and one in the FA Cup – with a balance of a draw and a victory for each. Manchester United y Liverpool They will jump to the ‘Theater of Dreams’ after beating Atalanta and Atlético de Madrid 3-2 during the week respectively in the maximum continental competition.

Inter Milan – Juventus

The ‘Derby of Italy’ did not develop with fans in the stadium since October 6, 2019 when Juventus stormed Giuseppe Meazza with a 2-1 and from there there were five duels (three Juventine victories, one interista and a draw) between Copa and Serie A that the supporters had to observe through a screen.

With the absences of Cristiano Ronaldo (now in the ManU) and Romelu Lukaku (transferred to Chelsea), top scorers in Serie A in 2020/2021, and after taking all three units on the Champions League date, the ‘Nerazzurro’ who is third in the standings (17 points) will receive the ‘Bianconero’ who is seventh (14 units).

Olympique de Marseille – Paris Saint-Germain

The last ‘Le Classique’ that had supporters (with limited capacity due to the measures against covid-19) took place on September 13 of last year in the Princes Park and had among other ingredients, the victory of Marseille (1-0) after nine years without beating PSG and five expulsions including Neymar.

After that scandalous game, both tables met twice with the Parisians as winners. Now the team of Jorge Sampaoli who drew goalless with Lazio in the Europa League and is third in Ligue One, receives Tuchel’s who beat Leipzig 3-2 in Champions and is the absolute leader of the French league. (D)

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