Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid now know their schedule for the 2022/23 LaLiga campaign in which they will be looking to build on their successes of last season. The draw for the new season took place this evening at the RFEF headquarters in Las Rozas. Madrid begin their title defense away at newly-promoted Almería on the weekend of 13/14 August.
Last season, Madrid were away from home for the first three matchdays due to the remodeling work being carried out on their stadium and the same applies this season. Their game in front of their own fans will be against Betis in Week 4 – the Verdiblancos will be the first visitors to the Bernabéu of the 2022/23 season with that game taking place on the weekend of 3/4 September.
Almeríathe Second Division champions, return to the top flight after an eight-year absence after being relegated in 2015. The game will be the first opportunity for Ancelotti to hand one or even both of his summer signings – Antonio Rüdiger and Aurélien Tchouaménitheir first official debuts with the first team.
LaLiga takes a break for the World Cup
All the major domestic leagues will be put on the back burner for six weeks to accommodate the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Real Madrid will play host to Cádiz on the weekend of 8/9 November before LaLiga stops and won’t be in action again until New Year’s Eve when they travel to Valladolid.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Classic dates
Real Madrid’s clashes with Barcelona are generally the first which fans seek out and draw a red circle around in their diary. The first Clásico of the new season will take place at the Bernabéu on Sunday 16 October 2022 with Ancelotti’s team intent on avenging the 0-4 hammering they were dealt by their eternal rivals the last time out. Both teams will be back to face off at Camp Nou on 19 March 2023.
Real Madrid vs Atlético: Madrid derby dates
The other key date for Real Madrid in the league calendar is the derby against crosstown rivals, Athletic. Los Blancos will travel to to the Metropolitano for the first capital derby on 18 September 2022corresponding to Week 6. Diego Simeone’s men will be guests of their neighbors in the reverse fixture in Chamartin on 26 February 2023
Most teams prefer to be at home for the final day of the season and Real Madrid have been fortunate in that regard – they will play host to Athletic Clubat the Bernabeu on Sunday 4 June 2023 to bring the league campaign to a close.
Real Madrid’s fixture list in full:
Almería-Real Madrid (13/14 Aug)
Celta Vigo-Real Madrid (20/21 Aug)
Espanyol-Real Madrid (27/28 Aug)
Real Madrid-Betis (3/4 Sept)
Real Madrid-Mallorca (10/11 Sept)
Atlético Madrid-Real Madrid (17/18 Sept)
Real Madrid-Osasuna (1/2 Oct)
Getafe-Real Madrid (8/9 Oct)
Real Madrid-Barcelona (15/16 Oct)
Elche-Real Madrid (18/19 Oct)
Real Madrid-Sevilla (22/23 Oct)
Real Madrid-Girona (29/30 Oct)
Rayo-Real Madrid (5/6 Nov)
Real Madrid-Cádiz (8/9 Nov)
Valladolid-Real Madrid (30/31 Dec)
Villarreal-Real Madrid (7/8 Jan 2023)
Real Madrid-Valencia (13/14 Jan)
Athletic Club-Real Madrid (21/22 Jan)
Real Madrid-Real Sociedad (28/29 Jan)
Mallorca-Real Madrid (4/5 Feb)
Real Madrid-Elche (11/12 Feb)
Osasuna-Real Madrid (18/19 Feb)
Real Madrid-Atlético Madrid (25/26 Feb)
Betis-Real Madrid (4/5 Mar)
Real Madrid-Espanyol (11/12 Mar)
Barcelona-Real Madrid (18/19 Mar)
Real Madrid-Valladolid (1/2 Apr)
Real Madrid-Villarreal (8/9 Apr)
Cádiz-Real Madrid (15/16 Apr)
Real Madrid-Celta (22/23 Apr)
Girona-Real Madrid (25/26/27 Apr)
Real Madrid-Almería (29/30 Apr)
Real Sociedad-Real Madrid (2/3 May)
Real Madrid-Getafe (13/14 May)
Valencia-Real Madrid (20/21 May)
Real Madrid-Rayo (23/24/25 May)
Sevilla-Real Madrid (27/28 May)
Real Madrid-Athletic (4 June).