Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid will start their title defence against newly-promoted side Almeria on August 14 in the La Liga 2022-23 season.

Thanks to the remodelling work that is being carried out at Santiago Bernabeu, each of Madrid’s first three La Liga games will be played away from home. After playing Almeria, they visit Celta de Vigo, followed by a trip to RCDE Stadium to face Espanyol.

Real Madrid’s first home match of the La Liga 2022-23 season will be played against Real Betis on September 4. 

Meanwhile, the first Madrid Derby of the new La Liga season is scheduled for September 18. Ancelotti’s men are slated to visit the iconic Wanda Metropolitano.

Furthermore, October is going to be an extremely busy month for defending champions as they play six matches; four home, two away. They begin the month with a home game against Osasuna followed by Getafe away from home.

On October 16, Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the first El Clasico of La Liga 2022-23. For the rest of the month, they have Elche, Sevilla and Girona to play.

All domestic leagues will go on a six-week-long break to accommodate the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hence, Los Blancos will play only one match in December; against Real Valladolid away from home.

The team will kick off the new year with back-to-back matches against Villarreal, Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad. The month of February will have the second Madrid Derby followed by the return leg of El Clasico on March 19. 

The action-packed month of May will see Real Madrid playing five league matches before concluding their season against Athletic Bilbao on June 4 at Santiago Bernabeu.

La Liga 2022-23: Real Madrid schedule and fixtures 


August 14 - Almeria vs Real Madrid (A)

August 21 - Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid (A)

August 28 - Espanyol vs Real Madrid (A)


September 4 - Real Madrid vs Real Betis (H)

September 11 - Real Madrid vs Mallorca (H)

September 18 - Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid (A)


October 2 - Real Madrid vs Osasuna (H)

October 9 - Getafe vs Real Madrid (A)

October 16 - Real Madrid vs Barcelona (H)

October 19 - Elche vs Rea,l Madrid (A)

October 23 - Real Madrid vs Sevilla (H)

October 30 - Real Madrid vs Girona (H)


November 6 - Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid (A)

November 9 - Real Madrid vs Cadiz (H)


December 31 - Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid (A)


January 8 - Villarreal vs Real Madrid (A)

January 14 - Real Madrid vs Valencia (H)

January 22 - Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid (A)

January 29 - Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad (H)


February 2 - Mallorca vs Real Madrid (A)

February 12 - Real Madrid vs Elche (H)

February 19 - Osasuna vs Real Madrid (A)

February 26 - Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid (H)


March 3 - Real Betis vs  Real Madrid (A)

March 12 -  Real Madrid vs Espanyol (H)

March 19 - Barcelona vs  Real Madrid (A)


April 2 - Real Madrid vs Real Valladolid (H)

April 9 - Real Madrid vs Villarreal (H)

April 16 - Cadiz vs Real Madrid (A)

April 23 - Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo (H)

April 26 - Girona vs Real Madrid (A)

April 30 - Real Madrid vs Almeria (H)


May 3 - Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid (A)

May 14 - Real Madrid vs Getafe (H)

May 21 - Valencia vs Real Madrid (A)

May 24 - Real Madrid vs Real Vallecano (H)

May 28 - Sevilla vs Real Madrid (A)


June 4 - Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao (H)

Note: Real Madrid’s schedule is subject to change.

Featured photo: AFP / Pierre-Philippe Marcou