LA LIGA FIXTURES: BARCELONA HOST REAL BETIS AS REAL MADRID TRAVEL TO DEPORTIVO ON OPENING WEEKEND
Cristiano Ronaldo and teammates will start the defence of their title on the lane, while Barcelona open their campaign at home at Camp Nou
Real Madrid will travel to Deportivo La Coruna on the first day of the 2017-18 La Liga season, it has been published,while Barcelona will host Real Betis at home
The two La-liga giants of Spanish football are first scheduled to play each other on the weekend 👉 December 20 2017 at Santiago Bernabeu.
Both teams will not face off again in the league until the 36th week of the 38-round campaign when real-madrid visit Barcelona on the weekend of May 6,2017
However, Atletico Madrid will open their campaign against Girona FC at home, and Sevilla will play against Espanyol.
For now, only the first weekend of Liga fixtures have been confirmed, with Malaga facing Eibar and Athletic Club hosting Getafe.
Elsewhere, Leganes will play Deportivo Alaves, Celta Vigo will face Real Sociedad, Villarreal play Levante and Valencia host Las Palmas.
Real Madrid won in Spain last season, winning La Liga by three points from Barca.
Lionel Messi,Austin Neymar and Luiz Suarez scored a stunning 116 goals in 38 games but were unable to catch the Los Blancos; Atletico Madrid finished third, an eventual 15 points behind city rivals Real.