<pSpanish champions, Real Madrid, will start the defence of their La Liga title at Estadio Bernabeu against Valencia on the weekend of 18 and 19 August.
The match will see Valencia- who finished last season on third place, but closer to the relegation zone than the top- take on the champions under the guidance of their new manager Mauricio Pelligrino.
Barcelona are desperate to regain the Spanish league crown which Real deservedly ripped from their grasp last season, and will begin their own campaign under new manager Tito Vilanova with a trip to Real Sociedad.
Big spending Malaga are on a mission to shake the boat in Spanish football, and will fancy their chances with an easy start against promoted Deportivo La Coruna on the first day of the season.
Barca will host the first El Clasico of the season at the Camp Nou on the weekend of October 6 and 7.
Real will welcome the Blaugrana to the Bernabeu for the return on the first weekend of March 2013.
What are your predictions for the upcoming La Liga season: Barca or Real? Another two horse race? Or can a shock contender upset the apple cart in Spain? By Sbue Sibanda ,