Málaga caused an upset at Camp Nou last season winning 1-0 / VÍCTOR SALGADO-FCB

Dates and kick off times confirmed for the first two league games of 2015/16 season for FC Barcelona. On Thursday the Spanish Football League have announced that Luis Enrique’s team will begin the defence of their league title on Sunday 23 August at 6.30pm CET against Athletic Bilbao in San Mamés. The game will come just six days after the sides meet in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup at Camp Nou.

The first league game of the season at Camp Nou will be on the second weekend of the campaign when Barça play hosts to Málaga on Saturday 29 August at 8.30pm CET. Between the two fixtures will come the game away at Getafe, kick off time yet to be confirmed, that has been brought forward from week 10’s round of matches due to Barça’s participation in the FIFA World Club Cup in December.