LaLiga 2022-23 fixtures: opening weekend, El Clásico...
European champions Real Madrid will be looking to defend their title as the likes of Barcelona, Atlético and Sevilla eye a challenge.
The new 2022-23 LaLiga season kicks off on 12 August 2022 and the fixtures have been released for all 20 clubs. Let’s have a look at some of the key dates for your diary...
The first El Clásico of the new campaign between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on 16 October 2022 at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium, with the sides meeting again at Camp Nou on 19 March 2023.
Defending champions Real Madrid
Real Madrid kick off the defence of their title against Almeria on the south coast while their expected rivals for the title, Barcelona welcome Rayo Vallecano to Catalonia.
Los Blancos clinched their 35th league title in 2021-22. With the addition of Antonio Rüdiger and Aurélien Tchouaméni to Carlo Ancelotti’s squad this summer, the reigning champions head into the new season with an even stronger squad.
El Gran Derbi
Arguably the most passionate derby in Spain, El Gran Derbi between Real Betis and Sevilla takes place on 6 November at the home of Betis with the return on 21 May 2023.
Sevilla claimed the last Champions League spot in LaLiga last season, finishing in fourth, one place ahead of their cross-city rivals Betis, who has an impressive campaign under manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Almería, Real Valladolid, and Girona are the newly-promoted teams. Girona were the last team to achieve promotion from the Segunda División, beating Tenerife in the promotion playoffs.
Levante, Alavés, and Granada were all relegated last season and will be hoping to bounce back to Spain’s top flight next season.
The league will stop on 14 November due to the 2022 World Cup and will resume on 29 December.
LaLiga 2022-23 will end on 4 June 2023, with all games on that day kicking off at the same time, as is the tradition in Spain.