The stage is set. On the 18th of May, 2014, Atlético Madrid will travel to Camp Nou to take the title of Spanish champions away from FC Barcelona.
At least that’s how we hope things pan out when we take on Messi & Co. on the final matchday of the La Liga season.
Ironically, we also kick off the new campaign against the Catalans on the 21st of August, when the two fully recharged teams meet for the Spanish Super Cup.
Technically that will be our second competitive game of the season, because three days prior we’re heading to Andalucía for the first Liga BBVA game of the season against our fierce rivals Sevilla FC, taking on Álvaro Negredo in the typically hostile environment of the Sánchez Pizjuán.
The match is set to take place on the 18th of August, with the kickoff time, as we’ve come to expect from the LFP, yet to be announced.
On Tuesday the Liga de Fútbol Professional revealed the full La Liga schedule for the 2013/14 season, which can now be found in our Fixtures & Results section.
Other games and dates of special interest are our encounters against Real Madrid (29th of September at the Santiago Bernabeú, and 2nd of March at the Vicente Calderón) and Barcelona at home on the 12th of January.
In the more immediate future, Atlético has friendlies lined up with Numancia (21st of July), Estudiantes (27th of July), Sporting Cristal (31st of July), Nacional (4th of August) and Las Palmas (10th of August).