10 of the world's most famous derbies

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With at least three big derbies set to take centre stage this weekend, including the Manchester and Soweto ties, here are 10 of the most famous derby matches in world football today. 

Manchester United and Manchester City are poised to take each other on at Old Trafford on Saturday, and as derbies go, much anticipation is focused on which side of the town will triumph. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see 10 of the most famous derbies in the world

Just three points currently separate the sides in the Premier League, with City third on 20 points after 10 matches while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are in in fifth place with 17 points. 

The eagerly awaited derby is considered to be among the world's biggest fixtures on the football calendar, with the clubs having met a staggering 185 times to date, according to Goal. 

Meanwhile, Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are also set to do battle on Saturday, with the mouthwatering clash being arguably the most celebrated fixture in South Africa. 

Up north in Egypt, giants Al Ahly and Zamalek will face off in a league encounter on Friday night, which could see either side finish the weekend as log leaders should one of them take all three points. 

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Pitso Mosimane's men currently sit at the top of the standings with a superior goal difference, while Zamalek are close behind in second place with six points from two games as well. 

While the aforementioned derbies will take the spotlight this weekend, other massive rivalries, in general, include the Superclasico between bitter Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate – click through the gallery above to see more of the game's biggest derbies!

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