November is the month for intra-city soccer rivalries, a.k.a. derbies, in Europe. Last weekend saw Real down their fellow Madrilenos, Atletico, while Roma beat top-of-the-table Lazio in Italy. Later today, the two Manchester clubs will face off at City's Eastlands stadium. With the blue half of the city outspending the red half by millions these last few years, the rivalry has intensified. That's, of course, not to mention Carlos Tevez switching sides and City's recent forlorn (and futile) pursuit of Wayne Rooney.

More titanic clashes loom: This weekend sees a mammoth San Siro encounter with the two Milanese giants locking horns, while North London rivals Arsenal and Spurs play on November 20. More than in any other sport, intra-city rivalries are an integral part of soccer—but which of these derbies is the best? (And, before you protest: We mean intra-city only, thus precluding Madrid v. Barcelona, Liverpool v. United, etc.) Read on for our ranking of the most hotly contested derbies in Europe...

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