La Liga fixtures released
We now know the schedule for the forthcoming La Liga campaign following the draw staged recently at the Spanish FA headquarters in Madrid.
The first weekend of action gets underway over the weekend of August 18/19 features an interesting Madrid derby as Getafe face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu with a tasty tie on the Mediterranean coast at Mestalla as Atletico Madrid face Valencia.
The Barcelona-Real Madrid showdowns are scheduled for match-days 10 and 26 (October 2018 and March 2019 respectively).
La Liga will now meet with TV rights holders in determining the kick-off times for the first series of fixtures.