Tuesday, December 5, 2023

LaLiga 2022-2023 calendar: Check the key dates and the derbies

The countdown to the start of the football matches of the new LaLiga Santander season has come to an end. After a summer of preseason, where the Spanish clubs have been on American soil playing friendly matches, 2022-2023 campaign beginswhere there will be duels of tension and spectacle.

The madridistas, wanting to once again enjoy the joys of their team, have their sights set on the title after last edition the real Madrid managed to win the trophy, among other titles they won. Ancelotti’s men will begin their title defense against Almería this Sunday.

Borja Mayoral (Getafe) tries to steal the ball from Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), in LaLiga Santander 2021-2022. File, Archive

Another of the top contenders to reach the top of LaLiga is none other than FC Barcelonawho will seek to take one more step after last season he will stay thirteen points from glory. With the arrival of important players like Robert Lewandowski, Xavi Hernández’s they will try to take the team to the top again. It will be this Saturday at home, against Rayo Vallecano, when the Catalans make their debut.

For its part, Atlético de Madrid faces a campaign to start in the best possible way and with the intention of going beyond the Champions League. The ‘del Cholo’ now intend to fight for all the titles, but for that they will have to go “match by match” and, the first of all will be on Monday, August 15, against Getafe, at the Alfonso Pérez.

Sergio Camello during a match with Atlético de Madrid in Eibar File, Archive

The classic deciders

There are games in which the clubs and their fans play much more than the three points. The classics are great battles on the football field for the honor and respect in which the prestige of two of the biggest clubs in the world is defended. These dates, together with the moments that occur, become part of the history of the sportfrom the memories of the fans and the teams themselves.

This season, the first of the clashes between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu on October 16, within the framework of the ninth day. For its part, the match of the second round in Barcelona, It will be held on March 19 and will correspond to the 26th day of the championship.

Unlike the previous season, this year the first leg of the classic will be in Madrid, ending Barça’s streak of starting this game at home.

The passion of the derbies

Yet another season, LaLiga Santander offers an extra dose of excitement with the different derbies. One of the most important and that will take place at the beginning of the first round, It is Madrid’s Atlético de Madrid and Real Madridwhich will take place in Wanda Metropolitan, for a consecutive year, on September 18 on the sixth day. The match of the second round will be played in the merengue fiefdom on January 8.

In other derbies highlights the Andalusianwhich will be played first in Benito Villamarin (November 6) on day 11, and in the second term will be held at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan at the end of the second round on May 21 (day 35); Meanwhile he basque derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club will be played first in Donosti (January 14) and later in San Mames (April 16th).

LaLiga Santander: Real Madrid – Betis Reuters

This year, the regional clash in the Valencian Community will not be possiblesince Levante relegated to the second division, so we will have to wait until next season, if Alessio Lisci’s men manage to get promoted, to see this Valencian derby.

In other duels between teams from the same Autonomous Community, LaLiga Santander have the Catalan derby againn after staying Espanyol in the top flight. The Catalans will be able to remember this date, since the first round will be played the last day of the year at Camp Nou, while RCD Stadium, on May 14.

last day

Finally, the last day of the championship (38) – which was not very decisive in the recent 2021-22 League, since Real Madrid already had the title in their hands – will be held on June 4, delaying the end this season . FC Barcelona will play against Celta de Vigo; Real Madrid will host Athletic at the Bernabéu; and Atlético de Madrid will finish the season away from home against Villareal.


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