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Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona will be facing Athletic Club for the third straight time on Sunday. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

This Sunday at 6:30pm CET, FC Barcelona and Athletic Club face off (again), this time in both teams' first test of the 2015/16 La Liga. To help you understand everything surrounding Barça's season debut, we review the top news stories from the build up to Sunday's match.

- Luis Enrique sees a tight battle for the league aheadThe Barça coach thinks this season 'will be a tight one with several teams challenging for the title.' Ahead of the game with Athletic, the Asturian sees the clash as very different to the Super Cup matches. 

- Jordi Alba declared fit and in the squad for trip to Bilbao — The full back returns after 17 days out following injury in the Gamper game which forced him to miss both Super Cup.

- Historic league season openers in Bilbao — FC Barcelona have started the league season five times in Bilbao, winning on three occasions, drawing once and losing once.

- When and where to watch Sunday's La Liga opener between Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona —  Check out our guide for kick off times worldwide and all the ways you can follow Barça's first league game of the season.

Big changes for FC Barcelona's 2015/16 La Liga rivals — A look at the players who have been added and dropped from the nineteen other teams in the Spanish First Division during the summer.

- The two seasons Robert and Valverde spent together at FC Barcelona — FC Barcelona’s technical director and Athletic Club’s manager started eleven matches together and twice scored in the same game.

- FC Barcelona quiz: 2015/16 opening day edition. Test your memory as we prepare for the start of a new league season with a trip Bilbao to face Athletic Club.


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