The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have announced that the most watched rivalry in world football will see Real host defending champions Barca on November 8 at the Bernabeu.
The reverse league fixture falls in the spring of 2016, with Barcelona hosting Real in a potentially crucial April 3 tie, with merely seven games before the end of the season.
Barca will not have new signings Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan available for the big game in Madrid, but both players will be eligible for selection in the reverse fixture at the Camp Nou on April 3.
Last season’s Clasico’s fell the saw way. Luis Enrique took his side to the Spanish capital first, in October, in a game which saw Luis Suarez make his debut as Madrid picked up the three points with a convincing 3-1 victory.
Suarez scored the winner later in the season, though, when Barça beat Madrid 2-1 at Camp Nou to go four points clear of Real Madrid, a gap that Carlos Ancelotti’s side never was able to close.
A new manager will get a taste of El Clasico again this season, with Rafa Benitez having taken over from Carlo Ancelotti in Los Blancos’ dugout.
To add to the spice of this rivalry, the match in April comes only three days before the first league of the Champions League quarter-final, so both managers will have to balance their team with two big games in three days.