When does La Liga start? 2022/23 season schedule, fixtures and dates
The 2022/23 European football season in England, France, and Germany.
The Spanish top flight will begin play this weekend since their league was moved up slightly to accommodate the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Real Madrid are defending champions, having completed a famous league and Champions League double with their 35th top flight title with Karim Benzema leading the La Liga in scoring with 27 goals.
The Primera Division will feature an opening weekend fixture list that will see every match take place in a separate window with no overlapping matches.
|Date||Match||Time (BST)||Time (ET)|
|Fri, Aug. 12||Osasuna vs. Sevilla||10 p.m.||3 p.m.|
|Sat, Aug. 13||Celta Vigo vs. Espanyol||6p.m.||11 a.m.|
|Sat, Aug. 13||Real Valladolid vs. Villarreal||8 p.m.||1 p.m.|
|Sat, Aug. 13||Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano||10 p.m.||3 p.m.|
|Sun, Aug. 14||Cadiz vs. Real Sociedad||6:30 p.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|Sun, Aug. 14||Valencia vs. Girona||8:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|Sun, Aug. 14||Almeria vs. Real Madrid||11 p.m.||4 p.m.|
|Mon, Aug. 15||Athletic Club vs. Mallorca||8:30 p.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|Mon, Aug. 15||Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid||8:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|Mon, Aug. 15||Real Betis vs. Elche||10:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.|
The 38-match schedule in La Liga will wrap up on June 4, 2023.
This season, the Supercopa de Espana will take place January 11-15, 2023 and will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Four teams participate in the mini knockout tournament, including Copa del Rey winners Real Betis, league champions Real Madrid, Copa del Rey runners-up Valencia, and league runners-up Barcelona.
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled in November and December, leagues will be forced to pause because the tournament was moved from its usual June-July slot to the November-December months due to the heat in host nation Qatar.
La Liga will play its final round of matches before the Qatar event on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Players are required to be released to their national teams on Monday, Nov. 14 ahead of the World Cup. Other leagues around Europe will be playing up until that deadline with matches held on the weekend of Nov. 12-13.
The World Cup final takes place on December 18 and Premier League action will resume eight days later on Boxing Day, Monday, December 26. The final round of Premier League matches, to be played on May 28, 2023, will kick off simultaneously as is customary.
The first round of La Liga matches after the World Cup will be played on Saturday, Dec. 31, although the final schedule for that weekend has not been confirmed. That’s 13 days after the World Cup final.