La Liga have released their fixture list for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Real Madrid will be bidding to end Barcelona’s reign at the top of Spanish football- with the absence of star player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona went 36 games unbeaten last season before a shock 5-4 defeat to Levante robbed them of the chance for an ‘invincible’ league title victory.
Atletico Madrid will hope to offer a third way in the title race and have shown major ambition with the signing of Thomas Lemar from Monaco.
The Barcelona-Real Madrid El Classico showdowns are scheduled for match-days 10 and 26 (October 2018 and March 2019 respectively).
Newly promoted Huesca will be looking to make a major impact on their first ever season in the top tier, they are joined by Rayo Vallecano and Real Valladolid.
The new season will see the implementation of video assistant referees for the first time in Spanish football
The season begins on August 19 and is scheduled to end on May 26.
LaLiga will now meet with TV rights holders in determining the kick-off times for the first series of fixtures.
Opening Day Fixtures
Athletic Club CD vs Leganés
Real Betis Balompié vs Levante UD
RC Celta de Vigo vs RCD Espanyol de Barcelona
SD Eibar vs SD Huesca
Girona FC vs Real Valladolid CF
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid vs Sevilla FC
FC Barcelona vs Deportivo Alavés
Valencia CF vs Club Atlético de Madrid
Real Madrid CF vs Getafe CF
Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad de Fútbol