The Opening Match of Spanish La Liga 2019-2020 season will be held on 17th August,Saturday (1:00 AM BDT,7:00 PM GMT).The Opening match will be held between Barcelona vs Athletico Bilbao in San Mames the home stadium of Bilbao.
Barcelona is the present champion of the Spanish La Liga. They won the league for 26 times.They are the champion of the last two La Liga season. Athletico Bilbao won the league 8 times.Last time they won the Spanish La Liga in 1983-1984 season.
It is the 11th meeting of the two Spanish club on Match Day 1 of La Liga. While Barcelona won all of them.
Athletico Bilbao couldn’t manage to win a single match against Barcelona in their last 11 La Liga meetings.
Barcelona is the highest La Liga match winner(4 wins) alongside with Athletico Madrid at the home stadium of Athlitico Bilbao.
Team News :
Barcelona manager Ernesto Velverde could start with Semedo, Pique, Umtiti and Alba in the defence. Barca’s new signing De Jong could make his La Liga debut with Barcelona as substitute.While the other new signing Griezmann could start as Lionel Messi is on a doudt for injury.
Athlico Bilbao has no injury news and they would start with full strength.
Possible Line Up :
Barcelona : Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Griezmann, Suarez, Dembele.
Ath. Bilbao : Herrerin; De Marcos, Alvrez, Martinez, Berchiche; San Jose, D.Garcia; Muniain, R.Garcia, Ibai; Williams.