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Luis Suarez Set to Make Barcelona Debut in El Clasico, Conspiracy Theories Rife

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 12:  A shirt of new FC Barcelona player Luis Suarez are seen on display at the FC Barcelona official store on July 12, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorJuly 24, 2014

The fixtures for the 2014/15 Liga season were revealed on Thursday, with the Clasico games between Barcelona and Real Madrid the focus of attention.

The match at the Santiago Bernabeu will be played the weekend of October 25-26, and the return at Camp Nou will be the weekend of March 21-22.

The date of the first encounter made heads turn on Twitter, as Luis Suarez sees his four-month ban end on October 25.

If the ban is upheld and the match is scheduled for Saturday, he will not play; if the game is played on Sunday, he will be available.

The Spanish League usually decides exact fixture times around 10-14 days before the match, but in the past, it has announced Clasico details further in advance to satisfy the huge worldwide TV audience.

There are no Champions League matches the following midweek, which would normally guarantee a Saturday fixture. However, Real do have a Spanish Cup game and may push for the earlier date.

Twitter erupted with conspiracy theories:

First clásico is 25 or 26 October. Luis Suárez ban is up to 25th... interesting to see if they play Saturday or Sunday...

— AS English (@English_AS) July 24, 2014

I thought the LFP might be more subtle about it, but no. Luis Suarez's first Barcelona game will be against Real Madrid.

— Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) July 24, 2014

Too funny. The infamous RANDOM FIXTURE COMPUTER draws Real Madrid versus Barcelona the day after Suarez's ban ends.

— Gav (@Gavin_OD) July 24, 2014

Luis Suarez: First match back after biting Ivanovic - MUFC First match back after biting Chiellini - Real Madrid. Lucky...

— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) July 24, 2014

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