The calendar is (more or less) in place. The final list of teams is (more or less) in place. Though the kickoff is weeks away, it's time for La Liga to get a new season thread. Just to get things rolling this first post is basically about the schedule, but there's already a fair bit going on the transfer front. 5 Liga teams in the CL this year of course, assuming Valencia get through their play-off, which has affected some of the match scheduling. The Liga1 schedule includes Eibar who finished 18th, but who survive because Elche have been relegated for failing to meet the repayment schedule on their debts - that may go back to court but the decision is unlikely to change. La Liga opens on the weekend of the 22/23 August with Athletic V Barcelona Málaga V Sevilla Rayo V Valencia Levante V Celta Espanyol V Getafe Deportivo V R. Sociedad Granada V Eibar Betis V Villarreal Sporting V R. Madrid Atlético V Las Palmas It ends on May 14/15 with what looks like a contenders Vs minnows schedule Valencia V R. Sociedad Deportivo V R. Madrid Sporting V Villarreal Betis V Getafe Espanyol V Eibar Athletic V Sevilla Málaga V Las Palmas Granada V Barcelona Atlético V Celta Rayo V Levante In between times we get clasicos on 7/8 November (Bernabeu) and 2/3 April (Camp Nou). Madrid derbies on the 3/4 October and 27/28 February.