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FC Barcelona travel to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga opening game

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Spanish champions FC Barcelona kick off their La Liga defence with a tricky clash at Athletic Bilbao on Aug. 18, as the 2019/2020 fixtures were announced on Thursday.

La Liga opening game
Former champions Real Madrid are at however at Celta Vigo.

FC Barcelona, who eased to the 2018/2019 title with 87 points, were held to draws by Athletic 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 Madrid and Barca will play the first Clasico of the season at the Nou Camp on Oct. 27.

The return fixture at the Bernabeu will be on March 1.

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Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid travel to local rivals Atletico Madrid on Sept. 29. (Reuters/NAN)

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