Barcelona & Real Madrid are scheduled to come face to face in December before the return fixture at Camp Nou will begin the final month of the campaign
The two sides are fixtured to face each other in December before the return fixture begin the final month of the season.
The exact dates of the two ‘El Clasico’ fixtures of 2017/18 La Liga season have been revealed.
The two rivals of Spanish football are first scheduled to come face to face on the weekend of 20th December at Santiago Bernabeu, although it is likely to be rescheduled with Madrid taking part in Club World Cup at the same time.
And both Spanish giants will not face each other until the 36th week when the European Champions visit Camp Nou on the weekend of May 6.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane may have won La Liga last season, but they did not get their own way when facing their biggest rivals.
They needed a stoppage-time equaliser from star defender Sergio Ramos to secure a draw at Camp Nou, while there was much more drama in Santiago Bernabeu where Messi scored in last moment of the game to secure a win for Barcelona.
Both teams will kick-off their campaingns on the weekend of August 18, with Madrid playing away game with Deportivo and Barcelona hosting Real Betis.