Real Madrid to begin La Liga title defence with trip to Deportivo La Coruna

Real Madrid landed their first Spanish championship since 2012 when they finished ahead of Barcelona last season, and Zinedine Zidane ‘s side will be looking to finish top of the pile once again.

The fixture list has thrown up a difficult start for the Los Blancos, but Barcelona will fancy their chances of opening the new campaign with three points as they prepare to host Real Betis in what will be Ernesto Valverde’s first league game in charge of the Catalan giants.

Girona’s first ever match in Spain’s top flight will see them host Atletico Madrid , while Eduardo Berizzo ‘s first game in charge of Sevilla will be at home to Espanyol.

All 10 matches will take place between August 18 and August 21, with the La Liga season starting one week later than the Premier League.

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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