The league classics will be on October 16 and March 19

Benzema hits the ball against the opposition of Eric García. / Eph

First Calendar

Real Madrid will begin their title defense by visiting Almería on the weekend of August 12-14, while Barça will begin the campaign by hosting Rayo at the Camp Nou

Oscar Bellot

The roadmap for the 2022-23 campaign in the Spanish League is served. Real Madrid, current champion of the regularity tournament, will begin the defense of the title by visiting promoted Almería at the Municipal Stadium of the Mediterranean Games on the weekend of August 12-14, while Barcelona, ​​current runner-up, will begin the course receiving Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou. The first classic of the season, corresponding to the ninth day of the championship, will be held on October 16 at the Santiago Bernabéu and the second will be held at the Camp Nou on March 19, within matchday 26, as determined by the draw held this Thursday in the Luis Aragonés Hall of the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas and that featured former soccer players Luis Milla, Alfonso Pérez and Santi Denia, as well as referee Valentín Pizarro Gómez, as innocent hands.

The World Cup in Qatar between November 21 and December 18 determines a season that will kick off on the weekend of August 12-14 in the First Division and will end on June 3, 2023, while the competition in Second it will start on August 14 and end on May 28 to make way for the promotion playoff, set between June 4 and 18.

Subject again to the asymmetric model that was implemented in the 2018-19 campaign, the calendar for the coming campaign establishes September 18 as the date of the first derby between Atlético and Real Madrid, which will have the Metropolitano as the stage on matchday six, in so much so that the rojiblanco team will return the visit to their eternal rival from the Spanish capital on February 26, in a match corresponding to the twenty-third day.

The always volcanic Sevillians are scheduled for November 6, at the Benito Villamarín, and May 21, at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. For their part, Barcelona and Espanyol will face each other on December 31 at the Camp Nou and on May 14 at the RCDE Stadium. As regards the duels between Real Sociedad and Athletic, the first will take place on January 14 at the Reale Arena and on April 16 at San Mamés.

There will be three breaks throughout the season. The first, completed the first six days of the League in the First Division, will take place from September 19 to 27, dates reserved by UEFA for the dispute of the remaining two days of the League of Nations. The second, established between November 9 and December 29, is motivated by the celebration of the World Cup in Qatar, which has turned the entire international football calendar upside down and will mark the season. The last one is scheduled between March 20 and 28, 2023.

Regarding the rest of the competitions, we must remember that the Champions League will start on September 6-7, with the group stage compressed this time in the space of two months and the grand final scheduled for June 10 in Istanbul. The Spanish Super Cup will be played between January 11 and 15 in Saudi Arabia, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Betis and Valencia as protagonists. For its part, the final of the Copa del Rey will be held on Saturday, April 29.

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