A new beginning for the Spanish league. The first classic of the 2022-2023 season between Real Madrid and Barcelona already has a date: October 16. The ‘white’ and ‘blaugrana’ squad will play their first duel on matchday nine of LaLiga Santander.
This Thursday the draw for the Spanish competition was held by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and both classics were confirmed. The second leg will be on March 19 at the Camp Nou within the twenty-sixth matchday.
According to the fixture, Real Madrid will begin the defense of the LaLiga Santander title at the Mediterranean Games stadium against the recently promoted Almería. Barcelona, for its part, will receive Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou.
The Spanish soccer championship will start on August 14 and end on June 4, 2023; however, the celebration of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will lead to a break in the competition, from November 9, when the 14th day of the League will be played, until December 31, when the next date of the championship will be played Spanish.
How will the other LaLiga classics play out?
The Madrid derbies will have their first date at the Atlético de Madrid stadium on September 18, on matchday six, and the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu will be played at number 23, on February 26.
The thirteenth matchday, on November 6, will host the first Seville derby with Sevilla’s visit to Benito Villamarín, and the second leg will be resolved on the penultimate matchday of the championship (35) with Sevilla-Betis at the Sánchez Pizjuán on May 21 .
The first date between Barcelona and Espanyol will be played at the Camp Nou within matchday 15 scheduled for the last day of this year, December 31, and Barça’s visit to the Espanyol field will be on matchday 34 on December 14 of May.
The Basque derbies between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club will open in San Sebastián on January 14 of next year, within matchday 17. And the second leg in San Mamés will be played on April 16, on matchday 29.