Xavi against Zaragoza / PHOTO: Miguel Ruiz - FCB

The LFP has released the dates and times for the first two games after Christmas and Barça will play Espanyol in the Camp Nou on Sunday January 6th at 19.00 and then travel to Malaga the following Sunday for a 21.00 kick off.

Barça still have four games left to play before the festive period, visiting Betis this Sunday (21.00), hosting Cordoba in the Spanish Cup on Wednesday 12th at 20.00, playing Atletico Madrid in the league on 16th at 21.00 and closing the year with a trip to Valladolid on 22nd with an 18.00 kick off.

The B team will visit Villarreal on Saturday January 5th (kick off 18.00) and a week later host Jerez for an 18.00 kick off on 12th.