LaLiga Barcelona play in the curtain raiser
LaLiga Santander have announced the kick-off times for the first three matchdays, with Barcelona starting off the new season away to Athletic Club on Friday 16 August at 21:00 CET.
Celta Vigo will host Real Madrid at Balaidos on Saturday the 17th at 17:00 CET, and Atletico Madrid will play a Madrid derby against Getafe on the Sunday at 21:00 CET.
The second matchday will see Real Madrid face Real Valladolid on Saturday 24 August at 19:00 CET, while Barcelona will play Real Betis on Sunday the 25th at 21:00 CET at the Camp Nou. Atletico, meanwhile, will make the trip across the Spanish capital to meet Leganes at Butarque on Monday the 26th at 21:00 CET.
The Basque derby is the standout fixture from matchday three as Athletic and Real Sociedad will battle at San Mames on Friday 30 August at 22:00 CET. Barcelona will have a difficult test away to Osasuna on Saturday the 31st at 17:00 CET, and on Sunday, Atletico will host Eibar at 19:00 CET while Real Madrid will play Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica at 21:00 CET.
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