Football is returning to LaLiga Santander over the weekend of 19 and 20 August, with the draw for the fixture list held at the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) revealing the exciting contests that will take place on the first matchday of the new campaign in Spain's top flight.
Reigning champions Real Madrid will kick off their title defence with a tricky trip to Riazor to face RC Deportivo, while FC Barcelona v Real Betis, Sevilla FC v RCD Espanyol and Valencia CF v UD Las Palmas are but some of the mouthwatering clashes over the opening weekend. Newly promoted sides Levante UD, Girona FC and Getafe CF all have challenging starts, as they face Villarreal CF, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club respectively. As announced yesterday, Atletico and Villarreal are unable to play at home over the first two matchdays, due to ongoing renovation work at their stadiums.
SEE THE COMPLETE FIXTURE LIST HERE