The 2016-17 La Liga season will kick-off on August 21, the dates of the much anticipated match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is what most fans anticipate the most all around the world which be revealed once the complete fixture list of La Liga season 2016-17 is announced. However, with Atletico Madrid’s dominant performances in recent years the Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid fixture has also become hotly contested with Aletico proving to be more than adequate opponents for the Spanish League’s powerhouse, Real Madrid.
The schedule has been set up for August and September to coincide with the end of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
However some clubs have already found fault with the dates.
For example, if Sevilla does not win either the Copa del Rey or the Europa League and remains seventh in the table, the team would be involved in the play-offs on August 18.
The complete fixture list will be announced in July, will be updated once it is revealed.