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MADRID WELCOME BARCELONA ON DECEMBER 20 AS LA LIGA FIXTURES ARE RELEASED

The LFP, management of the Spanish La Liga have outdoored the fixtures of the 2017/18 Season today.

Real Madrid-Barça. Partido 33ª jornada liga. Primera División (LaLiga Santander) 2016-2017.

Spanish Champions Real Madrid will welcome their arch rivals FC Barcelona to the Santiago Bernabeau on 20th December, four days after featuring in the FIFA Club World Cup in Dubai.

The reverse fixture will also come off on 6th May, 2018 at the Camp Nou.

The 2017/ 18 La Liga will kick start on the weekend of August, 19th.

Real Madrid will start on an away fixture against at the Canary Islands against Deportivo La Coruna.

In the campaign 16/17 Madrid got the six points against the Coruñeses. On the way, on December 10, the whites beat Deportivo at the last minute and again, thanks to Sergio Ramos.

The centerback rescued the team with a goal in added time, signing the final 3-2 just before traveling to the World Club. Much easier was in the second round, in Coruña, in a match in which Madrid B proved its importance. Plagued by substitutes, Zidane thrashed the Galicians (2-6).

Real Madrid-Deportivo de La Coruña.  Match 19th match league.  First Division (Liga BBVA) 2015-2016.

On the other side, FC Barcelona will start at home as they welcome Real Betis at the Camp Nou. This will be a good set off for new Coach Ernesto Valverde as the Blaugrana seek to repeat their 6-2 walloping of the Andalusian side as they did last season.

It will be the first time they meet after the refereeing scandal Hernández Hernández in which he disallowed a perfectly legal goal for FC Barcelona at the stadium of Betis in an image that went around the world for evidence that the ball had entered, and That in the end ended up costing Barça dearly in their fight for the title of Liga.

It will also feature the return of Cristian Tello to Camp Nou after the exazulgrana has signed for Betis this summer set after splitting the Catalan club definitely.

Atletico Madrid on the other hand will play away to new entrant Girona as they wrap up their new home; Wander Metropolitano

Three matches of the first day of the previous season are repeated: Valencia-Las Palmas, Sevilla-Espanyol and Barça-Betis.

Fixtures for Match day 1:

Sevilla-Espanyol

Málaga-Eibar

Valencia-Las Palmas

Celta-Real Sociedad

Barça-Betis

Deportivo-Real Madrid

Leganés-Alavés

Levante-Villarreal

Girona-Atletico Madrid

Athletic-Getafe

 

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