11pm La Liga kick-off times

The Spanish League (LFP) have announced the kick-off times for the first three rounds of fixtures to begin the 2012-13 season.

Amazingly, three of the games on the opening weekend will commence at 11pm (local time) and consequently run over into the following day, with start times having once again been staggered to accommodate live television coverage.

The late starts are also due to the intense August heat in Spain and the fact the La Liga season will begin earlier than usual next term.

Only two matches will start simultaneously, at 7pm on Sunday, while three have been scheduled for Monday night.

The LFP has also decided upon the second and third round timetable, with the latter including the first early start of the new campaign when Rayo Vallecano take on Sevilla at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, kick-off midday.

The full list of fixtures and kick-offs (UK time) is:

WEEK 1

Saturday, August 18

18.00 Celta – Malaga
20.00 Sevilla – Getafe
22:00 Mallorca – Espanyol

Sunday, August 19
18:00 Athletic Bilbao – Betis
18:00 Real Madrid – Valencia
20:00 Barcelona – Real Sociedad
22:00 Levante – Atletico Madrid

Monday, August 20

18:00 Deportivo – Osasuna
20:00 Rayo Vallecano – Granada
22:00 Zaragoza – Valladolid

WEEK 2

Saturday, August 25

18:00 Real Sociedad – Celta
20:00 Betis – Rayo Vallecano
20:00 Espanyol – Zaragoza
22:00 Malaga – Mallorca

Sunday, August 26

18:00 Osasuna – Barcelona
18:00 Getafe – Real Madrid
20:00 Granada – Sevilla
22:00 Valencia – Deportivo

Monday, August 27

19:00 Valladolid – Levante
21:00 Atletico Madrid – Athletic Bilbao

WEEK 3

Saturday, September 1

17:00 Zaragoza – Malaga
17:00 Celta – Osasuna
19:00 Deportivo – Getafe
21:00 Mallorca – Real Sociedad

Sunday, September 2

11:00 Rayo Vallecano – Sevilla
15:00 Athletic Bilbao – Valladolid
17:00 Levante – Espanyol
19:00 Barcelona – Valencia
21:00 Real Madrid – Granada

Monday, September 3

20:00 Betis – Atletico Madrid

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