The fixtures for the 2020/21 Spanish La Liga season were announced earlier on Tuesday. The new campaign is scheduled to start from September 11 where Granada will host Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.
Real Madrid would have started their defence of the title with a home game against Getafe, but their opening two matches have been postponed due to their participation in the Champions League last month.
The same will be the case for Barcelona and Atletico Madrid as well as Sevilla, who clinched their sixth Europa League title with a 3-2 triumph over Inter Milan on August 21.
Fixtures for the opening match day (September 11-14):
Granada vs Athletic Bilbao
Eibar vs Celta Vigo
Cadiz vs Osasuna
Real Valladolid vs Real Sociedad
Barcelona vs Elche (postponed)
Real Madrid vs Getafe (postponed)
Villarreal vs Huesca
Valencia vs Levante
Alaves vs Real Betis
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla (postponed)
There are no standout fixtures in the opening match day. Atletico vs Sevilla would have been a mouthwatering cash, but the game has obviously been postponed to January 12 next year.
However, there is plenty to watch for. Cadiz will be making their top-flight comeback after a 15-year hiatus. Valencia, on the other hand, will be aiming to win the bragging rights in the local derby against Levante.
Los Che have parted ways with a number of star players including Rodrigo, Dani Parejo, Ferran Torres and Francis Coquelin on the back of their disappointing 2019/2020 season where they finished ninth.
It will be interesting to see how they could fare in the opening game of the campaign under former Watford boss Javi Gracia, who was handed the managerial duties earlier this summer.
El Clasico and other important dates:
Barcelona are scheduled to host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on October 25 before the reverse fixture at the Bernabeu on April 11, 2021.
The derbies between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will be played on 13th December (Bernabeu) and 7th March 2021 (Wanda Metropolitano).
Atletico host Barcelona in the the fourth weekend of November. They will make the trip to the Camp Nou before the end of January.
Apart from the opening two match days, the La Liga have not provided the exact dates and timings when the remaining games will be played.