From the Era of Zidane, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, the derby attracts a lot of attraction both in the media and physically. The big names in both clubs are definitely the reason for this, not actually the clubs themselves.
The absence of extra-ordinary superstar has reduced the match to just another match in La Liga. Not only is the game without superstars and big names but it's not a trophy deciding match.
Superstars do attract superstars and that was the case in the era of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Sergio Ramos. The match has a heavy presence of superstars and celebrities across the globe.
The likes of Tennis player Roger Federer, Brady and Tyson have graced El Classico in the past. However, which superstar or celebrity will travel miles to watch the likes of Ansu Fati, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Pedri and Valverde. This is the state of the prestigious El Clasico.