We now know the long-awaited fixture list for the LaLiga Santander 2021-22 season.
Games will begin on the weekend of 14-15 August, the standout encounter being the clash pitting together two of LaLiga’s most-historic sides, FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad, at Camp Nou.
Both sides will represent LaLiga Santander in Europe this coming season and their twice-yearly meetings are one of Spanish football’s most storied rivalries.
TDiego Simeone’s Atletico de Madrid, the reigning champions, kick-off their season with a tough away day at RC Celta, while Real Madrid will kick off Carlo Ancelotti’s second spell in charge with a similarly tricky encounter away at D. Alaves.
The first ElClasico of the season, which will see Barça host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, will take place on 24 October while the reverse fixture in the Spanish capital will be on 20 March. Barcelona will also travel to the capital just a few weeks before that opening ElClasico, facing Atleti at the Wanda Metropolitano on 3 October.
Every LaLiga season is filled with exciting derby matches and this year is no exception. The historic Basque derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club is scheduled for 31 October at the Reale Arena, while the Madrid derby (Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid) will follow on 12 December at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The first Seville derby of the season, widely known as El Gran Derbi, will see Real Betis host Sevilla FC on 7 November. Heading over to the east coast, Levante UD will entertain Valencia CF in the first Valencian derby of the season on 19 December, while FC Barcelona will host city rivals RCD Espanyol in the Barcelona derby on 21 November.
A full fixture list for the 2021-22 LaLiga Santander season can be found on the LaLiga website.