Madrid face Valencia opener

Real Madrid will open the defence of their Primera Division title at home to Valencia after the fixtures were announced.

Last Updated: 10/07/12 at 12:48 Post Comment

Real Madrid begin their title defence against Valencia

Real Madrid begin their title defence against Valencia

More of the games that matter

Watch Manchester City v Manchester United live only on Sky Sports this Super Sunday. Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Real Madrid will open the defence of their Primera Division title at home to Valencia.

The fixtures were released on Tuesday morning and the opening weekend, on August 18 and 19, sees Jose Mourinho's men pitted against Los Che, who finished third last season and appointed Mauricio Pellegrino to replace Unai Emery as coach in May.

Barcelona, now under Tito Vilanova following Pep Guardiola's decision not to extend his contract, visit Real Sociedad.

Sevilla host Getafe, Atletico Madrid go to Levante and Athletic Bilbao, whose coach Marcelo Bielsa has returned to work after speculation he was to quit after leading them to the final of the Europa League and Copa del Rey last season, take on Real Betis at San Mames.

Celta Vigo have arguably the toughest opening of the three promoted sides with a clash against big-spending Malaga. Deportivo La Coruna host Osasuna and Real Valladolid visit Real Zaragoza.

The season's first El Clasico will take place on the weekend of October 6/7 at the Nou Camp with the return at the Bernabeu scheduled for March 2/3.

More of the games that matter

Watch Manchester City v Manchester United live only on Sky Sports this Super Sunday. Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

s that Subbuteo's Shaun Wright-Phillips? Crikey, I thought he'd retired. Although I guess 'Only' QPR is like a retirement home.

duckman
The Earl Grey Gossip

C

an we release him in January?

dhirt11
Gerrard: I would leave Anfield

E

xcellent! Not sure if he is any good as a manager (never thought about it) but the 'headbutt in the technical area' and what he said to Pelligrini were just brilliant, it was as if he was trying to recreate the end of the Alan Partridge Xmas special when Alan punched a man in a wheelchair and verbally abused Tony Heirs.

beachend
Football Managers On TV: Alan Pardew

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois targets domestic and European double

Thibaut Courtois has set his sights on a Premier League and Champions League double in his first full season at Chelsea.

Premier League: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal not envious of City's star-studded squad

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists he has no reason to be jealous of City's squad ahead of Sunday's derby.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho says his Chelsea team is 'not perfect'

Jose Mourinho says he is content with Chelsea's current position across all fronts but insists they can still improve.

Mail Box

A Detailed Defence Of Alex Song And...

...lots more in a mailbox that takes in Manuel Pellegrini's woes, Steven Gerrard's future, Carlo Ancelotti, Alan Pardew and Alan Pardew's daughter. A fine read...

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property