The much-awaited fixtures for the opening round of the 2009-2010 La Liga season have been announced. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona begin their long fight this season at home.

Here are the fixtures for the opening weekend of August 29-31:

  • Valencia v Sevilla
  • Real Madrid v Deportivo Coruna
  • Malaga v Atletico Madrid
  • Almeria v Real Valladolid
  • Real Mallorca v Xerez
  • Racing Santander v Getafe
  • Osasuna v Villarreal
  • Real Zaragoza v Tenerife
  • Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol
  • Barcelona v Sporting Gijon – Monday, August 31

The two biggest matches of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid are scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 28/29 at the Nou Camp and the weekend of April 10/11 at the Bernabeau.