EL CLÁSICO

Real Madrid and Barcelona fixtures before Clásico

Both sides play seven games before the Clásico, which has been set for 18 December, with three Champions League games and four LaLiga fixtures.

Real Madrid and Barcelona fixtures before Clásico
Gorka Leiza DIARIO AS

The Clásico is fixed for December 18 at 21:00 CEST. LaLiga have since rejected this proposal and have appealed this decision but, for now, that is the date and time of the first clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona this season.

Neither club have qualified yet for the Champions League knockout stages but sit first and second in LaLiga with Barcelona on 18 and Real Madrid on 17 points. The last group game in Europe takes place the week before the teams are set to face each other in LaLiga but their schedules and planning change dramatically with the midweek Clásico.

Barcelona, just like Real Madrid, will play seven games before the Clásico at Camp Nou a week before Christmas. Valverde's side play at home to Valladolid (29/10), Celta (9/11), and Mallorca (8/12). Away from home, they have games against Levante (2/11), Leganés (24/11), Atlético Madrid (1/12) and Real Sociedad (15/12) in LaLiga. In Europe, they play Slavia Praga (23/10 and 05/11), and welcome Dortmund (27/11) to the Camp Nou in the fifth game before closing out the opening stage of their European adveture at the San Siro against Inter (10/12).

Barcelona fixtures

Date

Versus

23 October

@ Slavia Prague

29 October vs Valladolid
2 November @ Levante
5 November vs Slavia Prague
9 November vs Celta Vigo
24 November @ Leganés
27 November vs Dortmund
1 December @ Atlético Madrid
8 December vs Mallorca
10 December @ Inter Milan
15 December @Real Sociedad

Zinedine Zidane has some tinkering to do with his training program and travel plans too with games at the Bernabéu against Leganés (30/10), Betis (2/11), Real Sociedad (24/11), and Espanyol (8/12), with trips to Eibar (9/11), Alavés (1/12) and the Mestalla to play against Valencia (15/12). In the Champions, they play the return trip against Galatasaray (6/11), welcome PSG to the Bernabéu (26/11), and then travel to Belgium to play Brugge in three must-win games (11/12).

Real Madrid fixtures

Date Versus
30 October vs Leganés
2 November vs Real Betis
6 November vs Galatasaray
9 November @ Eibar
24 November vs Real Sociedad
26 November vs PSG
1 December @ Alavés
8 December vs Espanyol
11 December @ Club Brugge
December 15 @ Valencia