El Clasico date announced

Spanish champions Barcelona kick off their La Liga defence with a tricky clash at Athletic Bilbao on Aug . 18 while Real Madrid are at Celta Vigo as the 2019 – 20 fixtures were announced on Thursday .

Barcelona , who eased to the title with 87 points , were held to draws by Bilbao in both league matches last season .

Atletico Madrid , who finished as runners -up last season , welcome Getafe to the Wanda Metropolitano when the new campaign kicks off next month .

Third- placed Real and Barca will play the first Clasico of the season at the Nou Camp on Oct . 27 while the return fixture at the Bernabeu will be on March 1 .
Zinedine Zidane ’ s Real travel to local rivals Atletico on Sept . 29 .

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