Ronald Koeman to begin life as Barcelona manager at home to Villarreal on third week of the new LaLiga season while Real Madrid will start on week two at Real Sociedad with first El Clasico in late October as Spanish fixtures are released
- Ronald Koeman will start his spell in charge of Barcelona at home to Villarreal
- Real Madrid will begin their defence of LaLiga title away to Real Sociedad
- First El Clasico of the season will take place at the Nou Camp on October 25
- Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid among sides starting season later
Ronald Koeman will commence his tenure as Barcelona manager with a home game against Villarreal, which will take place on the third matchday of the LaLiga season on October 27.
Due to their involvement in European competition at the end of last season, Real Madrid and Getafe will start their seasons on the second matchday.
Barcelona, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid will all start their seasons on the third matchday, along with Elche, who earned promotion from the second tier.
Ronald Koeman will start his tenure as Barcelona manager with a home game versus Villarreal
Barcelona are among the clubs starting the season later because of European involvement
Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid will begin their defence of the LaLiga title on the second matchday with a trip to face Real Sociedad.
Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, will start on the third matchday at home to Granada.
Zinedine Zidane’s side will begin their defence of the LaLiga title away to Real Sociedad
EL CLASICO FIXTURES
October 25, matchday seven: Barcelona v Real Madrid
April, matchday 30:
Real Madrid v Barcelona
Therefore, there will be just seven matches on the opening matchday of LaLiga, with Barcelona versus Elche, Atletico Madrid versus Sevilla and Real Madrid versus Getafe to be played at a later date.
The first El Clasico of the season will see Barcelona host Real Madrid on October 25, with the reverse fixture to be played on matchday 30 in April.
Barcelona will conclude their campaign on May 23 away to Eibar, with Real Madrid to host Villarreal.
The first El Clasico will see Barcelona host Real Madrd on the seven matchday; October 25
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