The La Liga 2022-23 season will kick off in the early hours of Saturday, August 13, in India, as Osasuna will host Sevilla at El Sadar Stadium in Pamplona, Spain.

Reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid will open their proceedings with an away fixture against newly-promoted Almeria at Estadio Mediterráneo in the wee hours of Monday, August 15.

Madrid’s arch-rivals FC Barcelona will host Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou in their opening match of the La Liga 2022-23 season.

On the other hand, Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid will travel to face Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Monday.

Other newly promoted sides Real Valladolid and Girona will start their La Liga 2022-23 campaign against well-established top division teams Villarreal and Valencia, respectively. 

Since the FIFA World Cup 2022 is scheduled to be played in Qatar later this year, there will be no top-flight games for six weeks starting from November 10. The league will resume once again on December 31. The fixtures have been adjusted to accommodate the FIFA World Cup which starts on November 21.

FIFA has already informed all teams that the players should be released on November 14 for the World Cup. 

Having clinched a record 35th La Liga title last season, Real Madrid will start as favourites to retain their crown.

Barcelona, who have also strengthened their squad by acquiring the services of Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, Raphinha, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen, will look to reclaim the La Liga title this season.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla will start as dark horses to claim the coveted title this term.

The 92nd edition of the La Liga will conclude on June 4, 2023.

La Liga 2022-23 Matchweek 1 schedule and live India match times

All timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

Saturday, August 13

Osasuna vs Sevilla - 12:30 AM IST

Celta Vigo vs Espanyol - 8:30 PM IST

Valladolid vs Villarreal - 10:30 PM IST

Sunday, August 14

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano - 12:30 AM IST

Cadiz vs Real Sociedad - 9:00 PM IST

Valencia vs Girona - 11:00 PM IST

Monday, August 15

Almeria vs Real Madrid - 1:30 AM IST

Athletic Club vs Mallorca - 9:00 PM IST

Getafe vs Atletico Madrid - 11:00 PM IST

Tuesday, August 16

Real Betis vs Elche - 1:00 AM IST

Where to watch La Liga 2022-23 season live in India?

Live streaming of the La Liga 2022-23 season will be available on Voot Select and JioTV.

Select matches of the La Liga 2022-23 season will be telecast live on MTV and MTV HD TV channels in India.

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