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La Liga fixtures: Barcelona host Real Betis as Real Madrid travel to Deportivo on opening weekend

Goal.com logo Goal.com 21-07-2017

Real Madrid will travel to Deportivo La Coruna on the first day of the 2017-18 La Liga season, it has been announced, while Barcelona will host Real Betis.

The two Clasico rivals will face each other for the first time, at the Santiago Bernabeu, on November 19, and again on May 6 at Camp Nou.

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Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, will open their campaign against Girona FC at home, and Sevilla will play Espanyol.

So far, only the first weekend of Liga fixtures have been confirmed, with Malaga facing Eibar and Athletic Club hosting Getafe.

Elsewhere, Leganes will play Deportivo Alaves, Celta Vigo will face Real Sociedad, Villarreal play Levante and Valencia host Las Palmas.

Real triumped in Spain last season, winning La Liga by three points from Barca.

Lionel Messi and Co. scored a staggering 116 goals in 38 games but were unable to catch Los Blancos; Atletico Madrid finished third, an eventual 15 points behind city rivals Real.

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