“Clasico” is used to define the most important matches in a country. The strongest and most historic rivalry in the league. The Clásico Paisa is the match between the two main teams of the city of Medellín, Independiente Medellín, and Atlético Nacional.
There have been 329 official derbies in Colombian Professional Soccer, 313 matches in the First A Category and 16 matches in the Colombian Cup, for a balance of 92 wins for Medellín (85 in the League and 7 in the Cup), 134 wins in favor of Nacional (128 in the League and 6 in the Cup), and 103 ties (100 in the League and 3 in the Cup).
On September 27, 1998, during a game between Medellín and Once Caldas, the Rexixtenxia supporters club was born, which started with approximately 30 members, with no banners or banners, just a few signs. With the passing of time, the Norte became popular and many of the members of the Putería Roja became part of this Barra. Today, the Rexixtenxia Norte stands out in Colombia for being an innovative Barra, proposing the best song and gingles, the best instruments, and the best social projects, in addition, this barra has the largest flag taken out in a soccer stadium in the world.
The Atlético Nacional fan base is undoubtedly one of the largest in Colombia. Los Del Sur was born in 1997, the last great barra created in the Atanasio Girardot, the barra brava is located in the South stand of the stadium. It started with a small number of members but grew day by day to become one of the largest barras in the country, with a well-formed infrastructure and diverse activities, its motto is “Siempre Presentes” (Always Present).