El Clásico set for December 3-4 and April 22-23 (2017)
It's official, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will meet each other in global football's biggest game on the weekends of December 3/4 (2016) and April 22/23 (2017).
The 2016/17 LaLiga fixtures were drawn this morning at the RFEF (Spanish FA) headquarters in Las Rozas (Madrid).
The biggest game in world football: Real Madrid v Barcelona
As is the case every year all eyes were on the dates for the biggest game in world football: El Clásico when old foes Real Madrid and FC Barcelona come head to head.
First Clásico in December
Fans will have to wait until the weekend of December 3/4 for the first bout, with the Camp Nou be the setting for the first Clásico of the new campaign. The return fixture at the Bernabéu will be on April 22-23, meaning it will form part of LaLiga run in and could be decisive in the race for the title.
It was a different story when both sides met at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier in the 2015/16 campaign as Barcelona demolished Real Madrid 0-4 with a rampant Catalan side crushing Rafa Benitez's side with goals from Suarez(2), Neymar and Andres Iniesta.