Gerard Piqué in action against Espanyol last season / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona will begin 2016 with the Catalan derby and the Spanish Football League has announced the kick off time for the clash. The game against Espanyol in the Power 8 Stadium in Barcelona will be played on 2 January at 4.00pm CET and it will be the first game for Luis Enrique’s team of 2016.

The fixture against their city rivals comes just three days after their final game of 2015 against Betis at Camp Nou on 30 December at 8.30pm CET.

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