First Leg El Classico Billed For Nou Camp Next Season.

El Classico.
El Classico.

Champions Barcelona will host Real Madrid for the first time next season on 26 or 27 October, the Spanish League said when the 2013/14 fixtures were announced on Tuesday.

Tito Vilanova’s side face a new opponent in the dugout of their arch-rivals, Italian Carlo Ancelotti, and visit the Bernabeu for the second league ‘Classico’ on 22 or 23 March.

Barca start the defence of their title at home to Levante on August 17 or 18 while Real Madrid host Real Betis. Atletico Madrid, who finished third last year, visit Sevilla.

The final round of matches is scheduled for 17 and 18 May when Barca host Atletico and Real are at home to Espanyol.

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