First day, Classics, derbies, New Year's Eve... The key dates of 2022-23

Cwith the schedules still pending (they will be made public in the next few hours by The league), there is already an official calendar for the 2022-23 season in the top Spanish football championship. Starting the weekend of August 14 (although in principle he will have left on Friday the 12th) the ball begins to roll and all days are already defined.

As a detail, The asymmetrical format of the championship should be highlighted. That is, the order of the first round does not coincide with the second. Another thing to keep in mind is that Real Madrid did not play at home until matchday four, so he has requested to complete the works. It will be against Betis, on September 4.

Total, 380 games that will be played this 2022/23. And these are the key dates:

the first day

The first day started strong. The real Madrid, reigning champion, will play as a visitor against a recently promoted team: Almera. Meanwhile, the Barcelona host Rayo Vallecano as a local.

Other notable matches are Getafe – Atlético de Madrid (a Madrid derby to boot) or the Osasuna – Sevilla that will be played in El Sadar.

The Classic

Two big games already set on the calendar. The two Clasicos of the 2022/23 season already have a date: the first leg, at the Bernabu. It will be October 16. The return, at the Camp Nou: on March 19.

Two games that can mark the season and will be played, respectively, on matchday 9 and 26 of this 2022/23 calendar.

The derbies of 2022/23

Of the 380 games that will be played this season in LaLiga, a few are charged with territorial rivalry. To begin with, the Seville derby.

Betis and Sevilla meet on November 6 for the first time at Villamarn; later, the return will be on May 21, at Pizjun. Specifically day 13 and 35, coinciding with the final stretch of the championship. It can be a decisive derby.

Regarding the basque derbyReal Sociedad and Athletic Club will meet on matchday 17 and 29. Two dates that mark the calendar on January 14 and April 16. Therefore, we will have to wait until 2023 to see them face to face.

In regards to derby madrid (Real Madrid vs Atltico de Madrid), the first game will be at the Metropolitan. On September 18 they will meet for the first timejust on the sixth day.

Later, it will be day 23 that receives both teams from the capital at the Bernabu: on February 26, 2023.

The Barcelona derby will have a special date: New Year’s Eve. On December 31, Bara and Espanyol will meet at the Camp Nou. The return, on May 14 at Cornell on matchday 34.

The parn for the World Cup in Qatar

Important change compared to the usual in the LaLiga calendar. The 2022 Qatar World Cup will be held from November 21 to December 18. The teams will be able to concentrate from November 14, since the championships will stop on the weekend of 12-13, so they will only have one week to prepare for the World Cup event.

Then binge. Between the Copa del Rey and LaLiga, there will be football on 12 days between December 21 and January 8. On December 21, 22 and 23, the Copa del Rey will be played. 29, 30 and 31 December there will be League. On January 3, 4 and 5 the Cup will be played again (last 16) and on January 6, 7 and 8 there will be the League again. Fans will ‘rest’ from football from December 24 to 28, January 1 and 2.

New Years Eve

There will be football on New Years Eve in LaLiga. As a main course, the Barcelona Derby that we discussed earlier: Barcelona – Espanyol at the Camp Nou.

In addition, Real Madrid close 2022 as a visitor, playing against Valladolid. Betis – Athletic, Celta – Sevilla and Villarreal – Valencia are also very interesting matches to end the year.

The last day of the league

Be from June 4. And although there is still a lot to do, it is better to keep it in mind because there may be a lot at stake on the last day of LaLiga 2022/23.

Real Madrid host Athletic at the Bernabu while Barcelona finish as a visitor, playing in Vigo. Betis – Valencia is also presented as one of the great last matches of the championship, as well as Real Sociedad – Sevilla or Villarreal – Atlético de Madrid.

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