The two big Spanish rivals will face each other in derbies on October 24 and March 20 next season, with the aim of toppling champions Atletico Madrid.
real Madrid and Barcelona will compete in The classic October 24 and March 20 next season, after the league unveiled their 2021-22 matches on Wednesday.
Both rivals finished behind champions Atletico Madrid last season and will look to overtake Diego Simeone’s men in the coming season.
Espanyol, Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano will all join La Liga in 2021-2022 as newly promoted teams.
When does La Liga start?
The first weekend of La Liga 2021-22 will take place on August 15 and end on May 22, after 38 rounds of matches.
Real Madrid travel to Alaves on August 15 to kick off the season, while Barcelona host Real Sociedad on the same day.
Atletico will start their title defense with an away game at Celta Vigo.
To see the opening weekend assemblies in full below.
|August 15, 2021||Alaves v Real Madrid|
|August 15, 2021||Barcelona vs Real Sociedad|
|August 15, 2021||Celta Vigo vs. Atlético Madrid|
|August 15, 2021||Mallorca vs Real Betis|
|August 15, 2021||Cadiz vs Levante|
|August 15, 2021||Osasuna vs. Espanyol|
|August 15, 2021||Sevilla vs Rayo Vallecano|
|August 15, 2021||Valencia vs Getafe|
|August 15, 2021||Villarreal vs. Granada|
|August 15, 2021||Elche vs Athletic Club|
When are the Clasicos?
Barcelona will host the first Clasico of the season on October 24, as Real Madrid travel to Camp Nou.
The second leg will take place on March 20 as Carlo Ancelotti’s side host Ronald Koeman’s men in the Spanish capital.
When will the Madrid derbies come to life?
The first Madrid derby of the 2021-22 season between Real and Atletico will be played on December 12, 2021 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Atletico will host the second derby of the season on May 8, 2021 at the Wanda Metropolitano.
What happened in 2020-2021?
Atletico Madrid won their first La Liga crown since 2014 last season, fending off Barcelona and Real Madrid to claim the title.
On the last day of the season, Atletico won 2-1 at Real Valladolid to win the title, finishing two points ahead of Real, second and seven points ahead of Barcelona, third.