Considered by major magazines, newspapers, and almost every single football lover, the greatest and biggest derby on earth: Boca Juniors v River Plate is a derby like no other. Complete Madness & Passion. And of course, you are invited!
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, becomes the focal point of global football at least twice a year when it hosts the Superclásico. The match is a phenomenon and the spectacle is momentous. It is not merely a football match; it is a national event that commands an unrivaled level of attention. Work becomes secondary, the to-do list is swept to the side and all overhanging bills are thrust to the back reaches of the mind for almost two hours as Boca Juniors take on River Plate.
In the early years of this rivalry, it basically boiled down to a battle of the classes, between the rich affluent people of Núñez and the working-class people of La Boca; the Millionaires versus the People’s Club. Boca fans are actually known as Xeneizes (Genoese) in reference to Genoa in Italy as many Boca fans come from the local Italian immigrant community. River Plate, on the other hand, became known as, Los Millonarios (The Millionaires), as they supposedly had an upper-class support base.
It is a local rivalry not only steeped in politics; it is born out of the most intense love for the game. That love can often turn ugly to a fiery hatred, as the two clubs eternally fight to be Argentina’s ultimate team.
The Superclásico is the highlight of this 7-day tour, but there’s much more on offer. You will take a tour of the city and also attend a match of Independiente or San Lorenzo. Plus there is plenty of time for fine wine, great steaks and to discover Buenos Aires like a local.
Live the unique experience of witnessing the greatest football Derby in the world, in the capital of South American football: Buenos Aires. Read more from a past traveler in his story about attending the world’s biggest derby.
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