Spanish La Liga fixtures 2022-2023 season

The Spanish La Liga fixtures for the 2022-2023 season will see reigning Champions Real Madrid defend their 35th league title against their arch-rivals FC Barcelona, domestic rivals Atletico Madrid, and others.

Spanish La Liga fixtures 2022-2023 season
Karim Benzema celebrates a goal in Real Madrid’s colors.

Real Madrid, the reigning Spanish champion, and a revitalized Barcelona are two of the teams competing in what looks to be an entertaining La Liga 2022–23 football season.

Football leagues throughout the world have had to adjust their schedules because the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar are scheduled to start on November 21, 2022. The La Liga season begins on the same day as the previous one, though.

Everything you need to know about Spain’s top-flight football’s upcoming season is provided here by FUTBALLNEWS.

When does the 2022–23 Spanish La Liga season begin?

La Liga’s 2022–23 season is set to begin on August 12 despite a mid-season break to accommodate the 2022 World Cup.

Note that the 2021–22 campaign began one day sooner than the date for the coming season.

Also note that the 2021–22 season ended on May 22, 2021. As usual, the Pre-season practice and friendlies will be included in the clubs’ two-and-a-half-month break before the new season commence.

The World Cup will be taking place on the weekend of November 12–13, hence La Liga will be suspended during that time. The season will resume on December 29, 2022, after the players have finished their World Cup obligations.

When will the 2022–2023 La Liga season end?

Note that the 2022’s World Cup finals are scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 18. The La Liga 2021–22 season will resume on December 29, 2022, eleven days after the World Cup final.

Spanish La Liga fixtures 2022-2023 season
Memphis Depay and Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona.

The remainder of the season will be played until the last matchday, which is scheduled for June 4, 2023. As is customary, all 10 of the matches on the final day of the season will be played concurrently.

In contrast to the previous season, which ended two weeks earlier on May 22, the end date for the current season is in June.

What teams will compete in 2022–2023?

The 2022–23 La Liga season will have 20 clubs once more, with three promoted teams taking the place of the three relegated teams.

Following their top-two finishes in the second division, Almeria and Real Valladolid are the new newcomers, and they will be joined by Girona, who won the promotion play-offs.

Club Stadium
Almeria Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos
Athletic Club San Mames
Atletico Madrid Estadio Metropolitano
Barcelona Camp Nou
Cadiz Nuevo Mirandilla
Celta Vigo Balaidos
Elche Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero
Espanyol RCDE Stadium
Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Perez
Girona Estadi Montilivi
Mallorca Viit Mallorca Estadi
Osasuna El Sadar
Rayo Vallecano Vallecas
Real Betis Benito Villamarin
Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu
Real Sociedad Reale Arena
Sevilla Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Valencia Mestalla
Real Valladolid Jose Zorilla
Villarreal Le Ceramica

When will the La Liga schedule for 2022–2023 be made public?

On June 23, the schedule for the upcoming La Liga season was made public. The official announcement is scheduled for 4 p.m. BST/11 a.m. ET.

There will be confirmed 380 matches distributed across 38 matchdays, subject to adjustments for television scheduling.

First Matchday Fixtures of the 2022/23 Season

The draw for the 2022–23 season was done on Thursday in Madrid, which has made the return of LaLiga Santander all the more imminent.

On the weekend of August 13–14, LaLiga Santander will make a triumphant return with an exciting schedule.

The opening match of the season will consist of the following games.

Opening day fixtures

  • Athletic Club – RCD Mallorca
  • FC Barcelona – Rayo Vallecano 
  • Real Betis – Elche CF
  • RC Celta – RCD Espanyol de Barcelona
  • Cádiz CF – Real Sociedad
  • CA Osasuna – Sevilla FC
  • UD Almería – Real Madrid
  • Getafe CF – Atlético de Madrid
  • Real Valladolid CF – Villarreal CF
  • Valencia CF – Girona FC