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Barcelona kick off 2021-22 La Liga season against Real Sociedad

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The fixtures for the new campaign have been set

FBL-ESP-LIGA-BARCELONA-REAL SOCIEDAD Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images

Barcelona will begin the 2021-22 La Liga season with a visit from Real Sociedad on Sunday, August 15.

The fixtures for the new campaign have been confirmed on Wednesday with Barca facing Imanol Alguacil’s side first up.

The game takes place at the Camp Nou and will, fingers crossed, be played in front of supporters. La Liga expects to begin the season with about 70% capacity at stadiums, according to ESPN.

Real Sociedad finished fifth last season and also won the delayed 2020 Copa del Rey just two weeks before Barcelona picked up the 2021 trophy.

Champions Atletico Madrid begin the defense of their title away at Celta Vigo, while Real Madrid open up away at Alaves.

Barca have also confirmed the dates of the two games against Espanyol which will take place at the Camp Nou on the weekend of 21 November and at the RCDE Stadium on 13 February 2022.

The dates for the two Clasico clashes against Real Madrid have also been confirmed, while Barca will head to Atletico Madrid in Week 8 (03/10/2021) and welcome the champions to the Camp Nou on Week 23 (06/02/2022).

The last weekend of the 2021-22 La Liga season will be on the weekend of the 22 May 2022, and Barca’s final fixture is another home game with Europa League winners Villarreal the visitors to the Camp Nou.

The full fixture list can be seen below: