Confirmed date for El Clasico revealed

El Clasico is unarguably the most anticipated fixture in the Spanish calendar.

La Liga has now confirmed the date for the first El Clasico of the 2023-24 campaign.

Barcelona will play host Real Madrid on October 28 in the first Clásico matchup of the season at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys – Barcelona’s temporary home, while Camp Nou is being renovated.

With both sides fighting to win the league, this game will be very important.

Ahead of the game, Madrid will travel to Braga in the Champions League on October 24, while Barcelona host Shakhtar Donetsk on October 25.

The two giants met a total of five times last season: twice in LaLiga, in the final of the Spanish Supercopa, and in the two-legged Copa del Rey semifinals. Madrid won two of the games, and Barca won 3.

Real Madrid beat Barca 3-1 in the league at the Bernabeu last October, while Barca beat the Los Blancos by the same scoreline in the Supercopa final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on January 15.

In the Copa del Rey, Barca won the first leg 1-0, while Madrid overturned the first leg deficit with a 4-0 win at Camp Nou on April 5.

Barcelona won 2-1 in LaLiga at Camp Nou on March 19, helping them clinch the league title, eventually finishing 10 points clear of Madrid.