After La Liga finally got up and running, following strike action, Real Madrid landed the first big punch, with the 6-0 hammering of Real Zaragoza.
Their opponents for Saturday, Getafe, got off to a more modest start, drawing 1-1 with Levante.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be delighted to his personal start. After finishing as the top scorer in the division last season, he already tops that particular table, having scored a hat-trick in the Zaragoza match.
Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, will be determined to win the title this campaign. Barcelona have dominated Spanish football in the last couple of seasons – but the Portuguese manager is used to winning the league wherever he goes, and looks to have made the best start possible, despite the Catalans having picked up a 5-0 victory of their own.
Getafe have good reason to fear what might happen in this game – towards the end of the last campaign, they put in a good display, but were still powerless to prevent their big-spending opponents cruising to a 4-0 victory.
Earlier in the season, they had come even closer to taking something away from the Madrid game, but ultimately still lost the home game 3-2.
Of course, this game is to be played at the Bernabeu Stadium, which will not give them much comfort, considering the formidable home record that Mourinho has developed in his spells in charge of Chelsea, Inter Milan and now Real Madrid.
A draw for the visitors would be considered a spectacular result, but in games such as these, putting in a strong performance is enough to keep the coaches and fans content.
Whether Real can pick up from where they left off in the last game, remains to be seen, but from a neutral perspective, there is nothing better than a goal filled game, which this game really has the potential to be.
The game kicks off at 19:00 tonight.