Wednesday, 16 July 2008

League fixtures announced

The league fixture list for the 2008-2009 season was announced today with a tough first tie for Real Madrid, away to Deportivo La Coruña on August 31st. Real have lost on their last 5 visits to the Riazor stadium and have not actually won there since 1991, a less than stellar record.

The Spanish supercup fixtures have been confirmed to take place on August 17th, at the Mestalla and the following Sunday, at the Bernabéu. Other league highlights include a visit to Barcelona on December 14th, sandwiched between two difficult home ties with Sevilla and Valencia and the Atlético - Real Madrid derby on October 19th. Newly promoted Málaga, Numancia and Sporting Gijón get to grips with Real on November 9th, September 14th and September 24th respectively.

The whole shebang ends on May 31st with a visit to Osasuna, at the Reyno de Navarra, coincidentally, where Real won the title last season.


ST said...

Is there any chance the September 14 match gets moved to Saturday because of the Champions League Match on Tuesday the 16th? I will be in Madrid on the September 13 and would love to go.

Anonymous said...

Yes there is. The dates for all the league fixtures are set to Sunday but the actual day/time is not decided until about a week in advance. Also, the CL fixtures could take place either on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. This will be decided when the draw takes place, some time in August. If the CL tie is finally set to be on Tuesday 16th, the league tie will definitely take place on Saturday 13th, but there's no way of knowing just yet.