Clasico tribute to Messi and Ronaldo
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Spain’s first and second cities will come to standstills on Sunday when their biggest teams collide in El Clásico – and the Iberian nation’s third-biggest city has been lending a hand in the build-up.

Ninots of Merengue No7 Cristiano Ronaldo and Barça No10 Lionel Messi – seen above – will be burned as part of Las Fallas, Valencia’s revered festival.

Real lead La Liga, three points above Atletico Madrid and four clear of third-placed Barcelona.