Goal.com readers vote Barcelona-Real Madrid as football's greatest rivalry

It was a close-run thing, with the majority of you opting for either the El Clasico or the Manchester United-Liverpool derby as the top derby encounters

Goal.com readers have voted the Barcelona and Real Madrid rivalry as the greatest in world football, but the Spaniards' 35.5% was only less than one per cent more than the Manchester United and Liverpool derby, which was voted for by 34.63% of you.

Barca face Madrid this weekend in what is set to be one of the most important Clasicos in years, given the current league standings.

Jose Mourinho's side are five points clear of Barca, who know they must win if they are to keep their title challenge alive this weekend.

Only 11.36% thought that Tottenham v Arsenal was the greatest rivalry of all time, whilst Rangers v Celtic recieved just 7.01% of the vote.

Somewhat surprisingly, Paris Saint-Germain v Marseille, renowned as France's leading derby match pulled in just 0.19% even less than the perhaps lesser known Uruguayan rivalry of Penarol v Nacional, which secured a lowly 0.21%.

Friday's poll of the day can be read in full here.