The excitement is palpable.
If feels like forever since we have had La Liga action, but this weekend it returns.
Action gets underway on Friday night and spreads itself over four days, with none of the games kicking off at the same time.
Deportivo La Coruna start the year with a new manager. They welcome Malaga to Galicia as they bid to leave the bottom spot behind.
The game of the weekend, of course, sees Barcelona take on Espanyol.
Read on to find out why.