The first game of the season is always a special occasion, but this year it will be of special significance for Keko, Adrián and Borja Bastón as they welcome their former side Eibar to La Rosaleda on the opening day.
Fixtures for every round of the LaLiga season were announced on Friday, with the biggest news coming in the form of the Clásico coming on matchday 36 when the title battle could be settled.
Malaga will be relatively happy with their lot as they have been given a run which avoids any of the big boys until the fourth matchday when they travel to the all-new Wanda Metropolitano stadium to take on Atlético Madrid.
Likewise, the final run-in includes games against Levante, Real Sociedad, Betis, Alavés, Espanyol and Getafe.
The season, it has been announced, will get under way on the weekend of 19 August, with details still to be finalised.