El Clásico de Clásicos is part of 90min's 50 Biggest Derbies in the World Series
El Clásico de Clásicos. A cauldron of colour, rage, passion and glory.
The two most successful sides in Mexican football history just happen to hate each other. And we all love it. It's a disdain embedded in society, culture, and 100th birthday party pooping - all things you can learn about by checking out our overview of the derby here.
But right now, we're taking a trip down memory lane, and revisiting some of the greatest clashes that have ever taken place between Chivas Guadalajara and Club America. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the chaos and pandemonium of Liga MX's fiercest rivalry.
The game which sparked the hatred all those years ago. This was only the third meeting between the two clubs, and Chivas had secured a 1-0 and a 3-1 victory in the first two contests. So the team from Guadalajara would have probably been pretty confident going into their next encounter.
How wrong they were. Club America walloped Chivas 7-2, with Leopoldo Proal scoring four goals for the victors. Proal's haul remains the highest number of goals ever scored by a player in a single Súper Clásico match, and it was an event which set the wheels in motion for this bitter rivalry.
Club America 0-3 Chivas (1983)
El primero, el América 0-3 Chivas, semifinales 1982-1983, era una temporada perfecta hasta esa cuchillada al América.
One of the most memorable matches in Mexican football history - but not necessarily for all the right reasons. Chivas and Club America met in the semi-final in 1983, and America took a slender 2-1 advantage into the second leg. Then, all hell broke loose.
The Eagles welcomed Chivas to the Estadio Azteca, but their welcome was very short-lived. Guadalajara's Alberto Guerra was sent off inside 12 minutes, quickly followed by America's Norberto Outes on 25 minutes, for landing a punch on a Chivas player. This set off a huge nine-minute brawl, which saw a second Chivas star see red for throwing a punch of his own.
The Goats took advantage of the red mist which descended, scoring past their shellshocked rivals three times as the game wore on. The third strike sparked another altercation, after Chivas' Roberto Gómez Junco goaded the opposition bench, and an incredible 20-minute scrap broke out between players, coaching staff and even some fans.
The visitors progressed to the final, but their ill-discipline came back to the haunt them. Chivas had to face Puebla in the final, but without seven of their stars who were suspended due to their actions against America, and they subsequently suffered a shock loss.
After the ugly scenes the year before, tensions remained extremely high between the two sides going into the following season. What could possibly raise the stakes any higher? What about the first ever grand final to feature El Clásico de Clásicos? Yep, that'd probably do the trick.
The pair drew 2-2 in the first half of their two-legged encounter, setting up a finely balanced second leg at the Estadio Azteca. Club America got their revenge for their 1983 heartbreak, putting in an inspiring performance and earning a 3-1 victory. But the Eagles didn't have it all their own way.
The hosts suffered a huge setback when Armando Manzo received a red card inside the opening half an hour, and ten minutes later they were on the wrong end of a penalty decision. Chivas saw their spot-kick saved, and America took advantage of this slip, scoring twice in eight second half minutes to earn a massive lead.
Chivas pushed to get back into the final, and they grabbed a foothold through Fernando Quirarte with five minutes to play. But it was destined to be America's day, and the home side secured the trophy in injury time through Javier Aguirre.
League champions, at the expense of their fiercest rivals. It doesn't come much sweeter than that.
Another dark day in Mexican football history, but one of the most memorable meetings between the two sides. The game exploded when America's Eduardo Bacas performed a touch of play-acting, which incited a nasty reaction from Chivas' Fernando Quirarte, who was then sent off.
Cue horrendous scenes. An uncontrollable fight broke out between both sets of players and the substitutes bench, and the referee took the decision to suspend the game, dismissing all 22 players on the field in the process.
The final 18 minutes were played out six weeks later, and America secured a 1-0 victory. But football definitely went too far on this occasion.
Club America 0-3 Chivas (2016)
Heading into their centenary year, there were high hopes that Club America would celebrate such a momentous occasion with silverware. What followed however, was a painful destruction at the hands of their bitter rivals.
The two went head to head at the Estadio Azteca in August 2016, and a packed arena witnessed an absolute hiding. Chivas looked menacing on the break, and they seized the initiative inside 20 minutes, when Isaac Brizuela tapped home from inside the six-yard box, stunning the home crowd into silence.
The punishment didn't stop there, though. Brizuela doubled his tally on 32 minutes, latching onto a delightful defence-splitting pass before drilling the ball past the goalkeeper at his near post. Time to panic for Club America.
The hosts tried to fight back in the second half, but their humiliation was sealed with five minutes left to play, when Carlos Peña headed home to cap off another ruthless counter attack. Ouch.