Two of the biggest rivalries in world football will dominate the weekend’s action in Europe, with the first El Clasico of the season being followed by the Ruhr derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke on Saturday.
Here’s the standout action on the continent this weekend away from the Premier League:
Clasico: Still the greatest game of all?
Barcelona v Real Madrid, Saturday 1400 GMT
Once the undisputed greatest fixture in world football, the Clasico has lost much of its lustre.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Andres Iniesta were among the superstars to move on from Real Madrid and Barcelona in recent years, and this year Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez departed too. Lionel Messi would have left as well, had Barcelona let him.
Usually there would be 99,000 fans packed into the Camp Nou. This time, because of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be none. The huge global audience…