Laliga announce El Clásico dates for the 2017/18 season

Barcelona will do battle with Real Madrid in week 17 and week 36 of the league campaign, first at the Santiago Bernabéu and then at Camp Nou. 

Ernesto Valverde’s side open their league campaign for the 2017/18 season at Camp Nou against Real Betis with a longer than usual wait for the first league Clásico of the season. 

The clash with Real Madrid is provisionally set for 20 December 2017 at the Santiago Bernabéu in what will be week 17 of the campaign.

The return fixture at Camp Nou will come in week 36 of the league, just three games from the end of the season. The blaugranes will welcome Real Madrid in the league on the weekend of 6 May 2018.

The final weekend of the season will be 20 May 2018 when Barça will face Real Sociedad at Camp Nou.

Full La Liga opening fixtures:

Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe

Barcelona vs Real Betis

Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad

Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid

Girona vs Atletico Madrid

Leganes vs Alaves

Malaga vs Eibar

Sevilla vs Espanyol

Valencia vs. Las Palmas

Villarreal vs Levante

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