La Liga revealed this Wednesday afternoon their schedule for the 2021/22 season. We take a look at some of the stand-out fixtures on that list.
After a 2020/21 season with twists and turns along every corner, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid were crowned La Liga champions on the last day of the season. They were followed by rivals Real in second, Barcelona in third, with Sevilla completing the Champions League places
This Wednesday afternoon, La Liga laid out its plans for the 2021/22 campaign, which will get underway on the weekend of 14-15 August and run until 21-22 May 2022.
In the first game of the season, Barcelona will kick off their campaign at the Camp Nou against Real Sociedad. Real Madrid will travel to Alaves, while Celta will host champions Atletico.
The first ‘Clasico’ of the season will be held at the Camp Nou on the weekend of 24 October. The return fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu will take place on the weekend of 22 March 2022.
Important dates of 2021/22 La Liga season:
First matchday: 14-15 Agust 2021
Last matchday: 21-22 May 2022
Clasicos: 24 October 2021 (Camp Nou); 20 March 2022 (Bernabeu)
Atleti-Madrid derbies: 12 December 2021 (Bernabeu); 8 May 2022 (Wanda Metropolitano)Atleti-Barca matches: 3 October 2021 (Wanda Metropolitano); 6 February 2022 (Camp Nou)