On Monday night planet football will come to a standstill.
Fans from all corners of the globe will make sure to jilt their loved-ones, put off the Christmas shopping and ignore all work, family and other duties for a couple of hours as Barcelona host Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the 2010/11 season.
The show-stopping battle between the two great Spanish rivals will be over-hyped for everything that it’s worth. Pep Guardiola versus Jose Mourinho. Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo. Madridstas versus Catalans. Tiki Taka versus the Galacticos project. Etc and so on.