The Spanish Clasico is one of the fiercest rivalries in the world.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are always fighting at the top of La Liga when this match comes around and it is so much more than pride.
One example of how seriously this game is taken is when Luis Figo returned to the Nou Camp after signing for Real Madrid someone threw a pig’s head at him when taking a corner.
Well, Cristiano Ronaldo has just made an unthinkable request of Barcelona for when the two sides meet at the Bernabeu this Saturday.
Real Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup by defeating Gremio yesterday, thanks to a Ronaldo winner.
But in the post-match interviews the megastar said he wanted Barcelona to for a guard of honour for Los Blancos at the Christmas Clasico.
Madrid sit eight points behind the Catalan side and if they lost this weekend that could be the end of their challenge of La Liga.
However, it would be hard to imagine the Barcelona players lining up on the side of the tunnel to congratulate their eternal rivals for a job well done in the Club World Cup.
Last year, after Real returned from success in Japan, they were snubbed by the Blaugrauna in their next league game at the Nou Camp.
Yet the show of respect is afforded when either of these two play other La Liga teams.
Valencia put on the salute for Real in 2015 and Real Betis offered the same showing for Barca a year later.
It’s a bit cheeky for Ronaldo to be demanding it from Messi and co.
Especially after he just beat him to the Ballon d’Or.