Fans of soccer count the hours to the start of a new season of LaLiga Santander, which is exciting. After a summer in which the ball has not stopped rolling, with the Eurocup and the Tokyo Olympics, the club football enters the scene with a 2021-2022 campaign in which the public, who will return to the stadiums, will once again have the leading role. pandemic.
The colchoneros, eager to return to enjoy the joys of their team, have their sights set on the title after the last edition on Atletico Madrid will manage to get the trophy. The rojiblancos will begin their title defense away from home this Sunday against him Celta Vigo.
Another of the top aspirants to conquer LaLiga is none other than him Real Madrid, who will seek to take one more step after last season he was only two points away from glory. After the departure of important men like Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane or Zinedine Zidane, the Italian Carlo Ancelotti will try to lead the team to the top again. It will be this Saturday in Mendizorroza, before the Deportivo Alavés, when the whites are released.
For his part, FC Barcelona faces a campaign with the illusion of beginning in the best possible way the second era of Joan Laporta, who returned to the club’s presidency last March. After a convulsive campaign in which the culés had to settle for the Copa del Rey, They now intend to fight for all the titles, but for this they will have to go step by step and, the first of all they will have this Saturday, against Real Sociedad, at the Camp Nou.
The decisive classics
There are games in which much more is played than the three points, which are practically anecdotal. And, the classics are little less than great battles for honor and respect in which the prestige of two of the biggest clubs in the world is defended. Performances that take place on stages like these become part of the history of the sport.
This campaign, the first of the clashes between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played at the Camp Nou on October 24, within the framework of the tenth day. For its part, the second round match in Madrid, It will be played on March 20 and it will correspond to the 29th day of the championship.
This will be the fourth time in a row that Barça has to play first at the Camp Nou and have to pay a visit to the Santiago Bernabéu in the second round, which, coincidentally, will already be, if there are no unforeseen events, finished by then.
The passion of derbies
One more year, LaLiga Santander offers an extra dose of emotion with the different derbies. One of the most important and that may be decisive in the face of the league title, is the Madrid between Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, which will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano on December 12, 2021, about to end the first round (matchday 17), while the second round match will be played in the merengue fiefdom on the weekend of May 7-8, 2022. The calendar, like the last seasons, it is again asymmetrical.
In other derbies the Andalusian stands out, which will be played first at the Benito Villamarín (November 6-7) on matchday 13, and secondly it will be held at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán on February 27, 2022 (matchday 26); while the Basque derby between Real society Y Athletic club It will be played first in Donosti (October 30-31) and then in San Mamés (February 19-20).
The regional clash in the Valencian Community between I raised Y Valencia It will be held first in the Ciutat de València (February 11-12) and the return to Mestalla on the weekend of May 1 on the occasion of matchday 34. In addition, Valencia will start the course, curiously, against the Getafe, whose coach José Bordalás has signed this summer for the ‘che’.
In other duels between teams from the same Autonomous Community, LaLiga Santander recovers the Catalan derby after the promotion of Spanish to the highest category. The first round will be played at the Camp Nou on November 20-21 (matchday 14) and the second round will take place at the RCD Stadium, on February 11-12.
Finally, the last day of the championship (38) – which was decisive in the recent 2020-21 League – will be held on May 21-22 depending on the results and the clubs that remain with goals at stake. FC Barcelona will host Villarreal; Real Madrid will do the same against him Real Betis; and Atlético de Madrid will finish the season away from home against Real Sociedad.