The most exciting and vibrant matches that stand out for their competitiveness and importance are those that are fought between two teams of the same city or area: derbies. Derbies are just different and always have a special meaning behind them – and football fans always want to mark them in their calendars.
Now that the calendar for the 2022/23 LaLiga Santander season has been drawn, these are the dates of the most important derbies:
Real Betis - Sevilla FC
The first Seville derby will take place at the Benito Villamarín on Matchday 13 on the weekend of 6 November 2022. On Matchday 35, the weekend of 21 May 2023, a new edition of 'El Gran Derbi' will take place at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
Atlético de Madrid - Real Madrid
The Wanda Metropolitano will host the first Madrid derby of the season on Matchday 6 on the weekend of 18 September. On Matchday 23, on the weekend of 26 February, the return leg will take place at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Real Sociedad - Athletic Club
The Blue and Whites and the Red and Whites will meet on Matchday 17 and 29. The Reale Arena will host the first Basque derby of the season on the weekend of 14 January 2023. The second leg will take place at San Mamés on the weekend of 16 April.
FC Barcelona - RCD Espanyol
Finally, the Barcelona derbies will take place on Matchdays 15 and 34. The first, held at the Camp Nou, will take place on the weekend of 31 December 2022. The return leg at the RCDE Stadium will take place on the weekend of 14 May.