EL CLASICO (EL DERBY ESPANOL) - The capital of Catalonia vs. The capital of Spain meet at least twice a year in 'El Clasico'. Catalonia is a region in the east of Spain which feels independent and one of the ways in which it expresses that is through its football club FC Barcelona. Between World War II and the dictators death in 1975, Francos regime suppressed the use of the Catalan language and the show of Catalan symbols. Francos favorites Real Madrid against the blaugrana from Barcelona is more than just a match between the two biggest clubs in Spain.