Real Madrid and Barcelona face away trips to Celta Vigo and Bilbao as Laliga released the fixture list for the upcoming 2019/2020 football season.
The new Spanish football season is billed to commence on the 17th/18th of August 2019.
The opening day fixtures are as follows:
Celta Vigo – Real Madrid
RCD Mallorca – SD Eibar
Atletico Madrid – Getafe
Espanyol – Sevilla
Deportivo Alaves – Levante UD
Valencia – Real Sociedad
Real Betis – Real Valladolid
Athletic Bilbao – Barcelona
Leganes – Osasuna
Villarreal – Granada
According to Spanish media outlet, AS, four teams (Villarreal, Eibar, Real Madrid and Real Sociedad) have requested for their opening league games to be played away from home due to renovations ongoing in their various stadia.
The outlet also stated that 99% of the laliga fixtures will be generated using a software, but some important fixtures like the El Clasico will be fixed manually to avoid complications such as it coming in too early in the season.
The first El Clasico of the season was fixed for 27th of October, 2019 in Camp Nou with the return leg at the Bernabeu scheduled for 1st of March 2020.
El derbi madrileño (Madrid derby) was fixed for match day 7 and match day 22 with the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium.
The new laliga Santander season expectes to be a mouth watering one after the top dogs welcomed new and exciting signings such as Hazard, Jovic, Rodrygo and Mendy for Real Madrid, Jao Felix and Hector Herrera for Atletico, De Jong, Neto and Griezmann expected to join forces with Barcelona.