These are the most important clubs in Spain, but which is the best? you decide
A rather interesting question although not as simple as just answering in favour of the team you support either.
In terms of history Real Madrid have been there and got the t-shirt, whereas Barca are relative novices on the European stage with only 2 European Cups compared to Real's whatever number it is at this stage.
I would think that for Barcelona supporters there is a stronger link to their team as they see them as representative of the Catalan Nation whereas I wouldn't think there is that association with the Madrid fans.
I'm not sure of who is the bigger financial power between the two but Madrid seem to have had the advantage in recent years and Barca seem to be playing catch-up with their signings of Ronaldinho and latterly Henry.
When you look at the teams of the past that Real have produced and then compare their recent behaviour of just buying up Galacticos left, right and centre it does seem like their standing is falling despite winning the league last year, there didn't seem to be the satisfaction levels that you'd expect from the fans whereas the approach and the football that Barca play seems to have given them a more recent edge, whether it is something that can be built on we can only wait and see. [/b]