La Liga schedule 2021-22, standings, odds

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With Lionel Messi gone, La Liga’s season has a very different feel. And there are new teams battling Real Madrid for the top.

The campaign will run deep into May, when Real Madrid and Barcelona will hope to dethrone Atletico Madrid to reclaim La Liga bragging rights.

However, the likes of Real Sociedad and Sevilla are looking to push the powerhouses all the way after strong 2020-21 seasons, while Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano are above both Atleti and Barca on the table at the winter break

Below you’ll see all of La Liga’s results plus the next few weeks of fixtures and the season’s notable derbies including El Clasico.

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Below is the full La Liga table and schedule.


La Liga 2021-22 standings

La Liga standings
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La Liga 2021-22 schedule

Matchday 1 — Aug. 13-16

Valencia 1-0 Mallorca
Mallorca 1-1 Real Betis
Cadiz 1-1 Levante
Alaves 1-4 Real Madrid
Osasuna 0-0 Espanyol
Celta Vigo 1-2 Atletico Madrid
Barcelona 4-2 Real Sociedad
Sevilla 3-0 Rayo Vallecano
Villarreal 0-0 Granada
Elche 0-0 Athletic Bilbao

Matchday 2 — Aug. 20-23

Real Betis 1-1 Cadiz
Alaves 0-1 Mallorca
Granada 1-1 Valencia
Espanyol 0-0 Villarreal
Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Barcelona
Real Sociedad 1-0 Rayo Vallecano
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Elche
Levante 3-3 Real Madrid
Getafe 0-1 Sevilla
Osasuna 0-0 Celta Vigo

Matchday 3 — Aug. 27-29

Mallorca 1-0 Espanyol
Valencia 3-0 Alaves
Celta Vigo 0-1 Athletic Bilbao
Elche 1-1 Sevilla
Real Sociedad 1-0 Levante
Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid
Barcelona 2-1 Getafe
Rayo Vallecano 4-0 Granada
Cadiz 2-3 Osasuna
Atletico Madrid 2-2 Villarreal

Matchday 4 — Sept. 11-13

Levante 1-1 Rayo Vallecano
Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Mallorca
Espanyol 1-2 Atletico Madrid
Osasuna 1-4 Valencia
Cadiz 0-2 Real Sociedad
Real Madrid 5-2 Celta Vigo
Getafe vs Elche — 2pm ET Monday
Granada vs Real Betis — 4pm ET Monday

Matchday 5 — Sept. 17-20

Celta Vigo 1-2 Cadiz
Rayo Vallecano 3-0 Getafe
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Athletic Bilbao
Elche 1-1 Levante
Alaves 0-2 Osasuna
Mallorca 0-0 Villarreal
Real Sociedasd 0-0 Sevilla
Real Betis 2-2 Espanyol
Valencia 1-2 Real Madrid
Barcelona 1-1 Granada

Matchday 6 — Sept. 21-23

Getafe 1-2 Atletico Madrid
Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Rayo Vallecano
Levante 0-2 Celta Vigo
Espanyol 1-0 Alaves
Sevilla 3-1 Valencia
Villarreal 4-1 Elche
Real Madrid 6-1 Mallorca
Granada 2-3 Real Sociedad
Osasuna 1-3 Real Betis
Cadiz 0-0 Barcelona

Matchday 7 — Sept. 25-27

Alaves 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Valencia 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
Sevilla 2-0 Espanyol
Real Madrid 0-0 Villarreal
Mallorca 2-3 Osasuna
Barcelona 3-0 Levante
Rayo Vallecano 3-1 Cadiz
Real Sociedad 1-0 Elche
Real Betis 2-0 Getafe
Celta Vigo 1-0 Granada

Matchday 8 — Oct. 2-4

Villarreal 2-0 Real Betis
Getafe 1-1 Real Sociedad
Osasuna 1-0 Rayo Vallecano
Elche 1-0 Celta Vigo
Mallorca 1-0 Levante
Cadiz 0-0 Valencia
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona
Espanyol 2-1 Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Alaves
Granada vs Sevilla — 3pm ET Sunday

Matchday 9 — Oct. 16-18

Real Sociedad 1-0 Mallorca
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao – postponed to Dec. 1
Granada vs Atletico Madrid – postponed
Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Elche
Celta Vigo 0-1 Sevilla
Villarreal 1-2 Osasuna
Levante 0-0 Getafe
Barcelona 3-1 Valencia
Alaves 0-1 Real Betis
Espanyol 2-0 Cadiz

Matchday 10 — Oct. 22-25

Osasuna 1-1 Granada
Valencia 2-2 Mallorca
Cadiz 0-2 Alaves
Elche 2-2 Espanyol
Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Villarreal
Sevilla 5-3 Levante
Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid — RECAP, ANALYSIS
Real Betis 3-2 Rayo Vallecano
Atletico Madrid 2-2 Real Sociedad
Getafe 0-3 Celta Vigo


How to watch, stream La Liga in the USA

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Matchday 11 — Oct. 26-28

Alaves 1-0 Elche
Espanyol 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
Villarreal 3-3 Cadiz
Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Barcelona
Mallorca 1-1 Sevilla
Real Betis 4-1 Valencia
Real Madrid 0-0 Osasuna
Celta Vigo 0-2 Real Sociedad
Granada 1-1 Getafe
Levante 2-2 Atletico Madrid

Matchday 12 — Oct. 30-Nov.1

Elche 1-2 Real Madrid
Sevilla 2-0 Osasuna
Valencia 2-0 Villarreal
Barcelona 1-1 Alaves
Cadiz 1-1 Mallorca
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Betis
Getafe 2-1 Espanyol
Real Sociedad 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Celta Vigo
Levante 0-3 Granada

Matchday 13 — Nov.5-7

Elche 1-2 Real Madrid

Matchday 12 — Nov. 19-22

Levante 0-0 Athletic Bilbao
Celta Vigo 1-1 Villarreal
Sevilla 2-2 Alaves
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Osasuna
Barcelona 1-0 Espanyol
Getafe 4-0 Cadiz
Granada 1-4 Real Madrid
Elche 0-3 Real Betis
Real Sociedad 0-0 Valencia
Rayo Vallecano 3-1 Mallorca

Matchday 12 — Nov.26-29

Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Granada
Alaves 1-2 Celta Vigo
Valencia 1-1 Rayo Vallecano
Mallorca 0-0 Getafe
Villarreal 1-3 Barcelona
Real Betis 3-1 Levante
Espanyol 1-0 Real Sociedad
Cadiz 1-4 Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid 2-1 Sevilla
Osasuna 1-1 Elche

Matchday 9 — Dec. 1

Real Madrid 1-0 Athletic Bilbao

Matchday 16 — Dec. 3-6

Granada 2-1 Alaves
Sevilla 1-0 Villarreal
Barcelona 0-1 Real Betis
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Mallorca
Real Sociedad 0-2 Real Madrid
Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Espanyol
Elche 3-1 Cadiz
Levante 0-0 Osasuna
Celta Vigo 1-2 Valencia
Getafe 0-0 Athletic Bilbao

Matchday 17 — Dec. 10-13

Mallorca 0-0 Celta Vigo
Espanyol 4-3 Levante
Alaves 1-1 Getafe
Valencia 2-1 Elche
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Sevilla
Villarreal 2-0 Rayo Vallecano
Osasuna 2-2 Barcelona
Real Betis 4-0 Real Sociedad
Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Cadiz 1-1 Granada

Matchday 18 — Dec. 19

Granada 4-1 Mallorca
Real Madrid 0-0 Cadiz
Barcelona 3-2 Elche
Levante 3-4 Valencia
Real Sociedad 1-3 Villarreal
Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Alaves
Athletic Bilbao 3-2 Real Betis
Sevilla 2-1 Atletico Madrid
Getafe 1-0 Osasuna
Celta Vigo 3-1 Espanyol

Matchday 4 — Dec. 21

Villarreal 5-2 Alaves
Sevilla 1-1 Barcelona

Matchday 9 — Dec. 22

Granada 2-1 Atletico Madrid

Matchday 21 — Dec. 22

Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Real Madrid

Matchday 19 — Dec. 31-Jan. 3

Valencia 1-2 Espanyol
Getafe 1-0 Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Rayo Vallecano
Elche 0-0 Granada
Real Betis 0-2 Celta Vigo
Alaves 1-1 Real Sociedad
Mallorca 0-1 Barcelona
Villarreal 5-0 Levante
Osasuna 1-3 Athletic Bilbao
Cadiz 0-1 Sevilla

Matchday 20 — Jan.8-10

Levante 2-0 Mallorca
Real Sociedad 1-0 Celta Vigo
Granada 1-1 Barcelona
Real Madrid 4-1 Valencia
Rayo Vallecano 1-1 Real Betis
Sevilla 1-0 Getafe
Alaves 0-0 Athletic Bilbao
Osasuna 2-0 Cadiz
Villarreal 2-2 Atletico Madrid
Espanyol 1-2 Elche

Matchday 21 — Jan. 16-20

Elche 1-0 Villarreal
Real Betis 4-0 Alaves
Cadiz 2-2 Espanyol
Celta Vigo 2-0 Osasuna
Valencia 1-1 Sevilla
Getafe 4-2 Granada

Matchday 22 — Jan. 21-23

Espanyol 1-4 Real Betis
Levante 0-2 Cadiz
Villarreal 3-0 Mallorca
Sevilla 2-2 Celta Vigo
Atletico Madrid 3-2 Valencia
Granada 0-2 Osasuna
Real Madrid 2-2 Elche
Real Sociedad 0-0 Getafe
Rayo Vallecano 0-1 Athletic Bilbao
Alaves 0-1 Barcelona

Matchday 23 — Feb. 4-7

Getafe vs Levante — — 3pm ET Feb. 4
Elche vs Alaves — 8am ET Feb. 5
Mallorca vs Cadiz — 10:15am ET Feb. 5
Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano — 12:30pm ET Feb. 5
Osasuna vs Sevilla — 3pm ET Feb. 5
Valencia vs Real Sociedad — 8am ET Feb. 6
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid — 10:15am ET Feb. 6
Real Betis vs Villarreal — 12:30pm ET Feb. 6
Real Madrid vs Granada — 3pm ET Feb. 6
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol — 3pm ET Feb. 7

Matchday 23 — Feb. 11=14

Sevilla vs Elche– — 3pm ET Feb. 11
Cadiz vs Celta Vigo — 8am ET Feb.12
Villarreal vs Real Madrid — 10:15am ET Feb. 12
Rayo Vallecano vs Osasuna– 12:30pm ET Feb. 12
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe — 3pm ET Feb. 12
Alaves vs Valencia — 8am ET Feb.13
Levante vs Real Betis — 10:15am ET Feb. 13
Real Sociedad vs Granada– 12:30pm ET Feb. 13
Espanyol vs Barcelona — 3pm ET Feb. 13
Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao — 3pm ET Feb. 14


Madrid derbies

Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid — May 8, 2022

El Clasico

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid
Real Madrid v Barcelona — March 20, 2022

El Gran Derbi

Real Betis 0-2 Sevilla
Sevilla v Real Betis — Feb. 27, 2022

Basque derbies

Real Sociedad 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao v Real Sociedad — Feb. 20, 2022

Barcelona derbies

Barcelona 1-0 Espanyol
Espanyol v Barcelona — Feb. 13, 2022

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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Mexico needs a win to have hope of reaching the World Cup knockout rounds, while Saudi Arabia’s hopes of the final 16 may require the same at Stadium 974 in Doha on Wednesday.

The Saudis stunned Argentina 2-1 In Lusail to open the tournament but could not repeat the feat against Poland at Education City in Al Rayyan on Saturday to leave themselves with three points through two matches.

STREAM LIVE SAUDI ARABIA vs MEXICO

Mexico remains without a win after their scoreless draw versus Poland led to a Lionel Messi-inspired loss to Argentina In Lusail.

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Here is everything you need for Saudi Arabia vs Mexico.


How to watch Saudi Arabia vs Mexico live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Wednesday Nov. 30
Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

The Saudis have arguably been the most fun team at the tournament amongst non-powers, always running and getting exceptional goalkeeping. Salem Al-Dawsari was very good in both games but his missed penalty before halftime against Poland looms large of a match that could’ve been 1-1 going to the break and instead ended 2-0.

Mexico has not scored at the tournament so far, and Raul Jimenez has only been used as a super sub. Hirving Lozano and Alexis Vega combined for just three shot attempts before being subbed out of the Poland loss, while Lozano and Henry Martin combined for two versus Poland (Vega attempted five). They need better up top to keep up their streak of making Round of 16 appearances at the World Cup.


Saudi Arabia quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 51
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 5
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from AFC (Won Group B)
Coach: Herve Renard
Key players: Salem Al-Dawsari, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Mohammed Al-Owais

Mexico quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 13
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 16
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONCACAF (2nd place)
Coach: Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino
Key players: Guillermo Ochoa, Hector Herrera, Raul Jimenez

Poland vs Argentina: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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Poland and Argentina surely didn’t plan to reach the marquee match of World Cup Group C with their knockout round status in doubt, but it’s been that kind of tournament in Qatar.

Poland remains unbeaten in Qatar after beating Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Al Rayyan, adding to the point it earned from a scoreless draw with Mexico In Doha to give it top billing in the group heading into Wednesday’s match.

STREAM LIVE POLAND vs ARGENTINA

Argentina, meanwhile, rebounded from a 2-1 tournament-opening loss to Saudi Arabia In Lusail to bear Mexico 2-0 behind a goal and an assist from Lionel Messi.

Saudi Arabia’s three points means it can still advance with a win over Mexico, who itself can add to its one point. So everyone’s alive in Group C.

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Here is everything you need for Poland vs Argentina.


How to watch Poland vs Argentina live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Wednesday, Nov. 30
Stadium: Stadium 974, Doha – 2pm
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

The storyline for every Argentina game this tournament from this point forward — and really since the lead-up to the Mexico match — is that any loss means the end of Lionel Messi’s World Cup career (at least according to the living legend). The Albiceleste would be thrilled to get something more out of Lautaro Martinez, while Paulo Dybala’s yet to make his tournament debut.

Robert Lewandowski finally has a World Cup goal on his resume, while Piotr Zielinski has been very good for Poland. Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sensational in the win over Saudi Arabia.


Poland quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 26
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 8
How they qualified: Qualified from UEFA via playoffs, Path B
Coach: Czeslaw Michniewicz
Key players: Robert Lewandowski, Wojciech Szczesny, Piotr Zielinski

Argentina quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 3
World Cup titles: 2 (1978, 1986)
World Cup appearances: 17
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (2nd place)
Coach: Lionel Scaloni
Key players: Lionel Messi, Angel de Maria, Lautaro Martinez

Portugal vs Uruguay: How to watch, live stream link, team news

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Portugal looks to seal its fate in the World Cup Round of 16 by piling pressure on Uruguay when two titans of the sport meet in Lusail on Monday.

Portugal outlasted Ghana 3-2 in Doha to open its tournament with a big win that featured a controversial penalty for Cristiano Ronaldo, while Uruguay staged a scoreless draw with South Korea.

STREAM LIVE PORTUGAL vs URUGUAY

It’s a group that never looked easy and is looking more and more like a “Group of Death” as the World Cup rolls through Qatar in its typically tense fashion this month and next.

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Here is everything you need for Portugal vs Uruguay.


How to watch Portugal vs Uruguay live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Monday Nov. 28
Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

Everyone’s going to keep looking at Cristiano Ronaldo — it’s difficult not to turn your head with all the “Look at me” nonsense — but Bruno Fernandes is the real string-puller here. He’s playing well with Ruben Neves, while Ruben Dias and the back line will look to tighten things up after letting Ghana stay in the game.

Uruguay hero Luis Suarez has been here before, but his supporting cast is as good as ever. Rodrigo Betancur and Jose Maria Gimenez give La Celeste a chance at clean sheet every time they take the pitch.


Portugal quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 9
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 8
How they qualified: Qualified from UEFA via playoffs
Coach: Fernando Santos
Key players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo

Uruguay quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 14
World Cup titles: 2 (1930, 1950)
World Cup appearances: 14
How they qualified: Qualified from CONMEBOL
Coach: Diego Alonso
Key players: Luis Suarez, Federico Valverde, Darwin Nunez, Rodrigo Betancur

Brazil vs Switzerland: How to watch, live stream link, team news

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Opening match winners Brazil and Switzerland meet Monday at Stadium 974 in Doha.

FIFA world No. 1 Brazil broke through pesky Serbia for a 2-0 win In Lusail to start the tournament as Richarlison scored two goals — one a ridiculous bit of technique — to get the Brazilians off on the right (and left) foot.

STREAM LIVE BRAZIL vs SWITZERLAND

Switzerland meanwhile used a 1-0 defeat of Cameroon to claim three points and set up Monday’s win-and-in match.

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Can Neymar-less Brazil take the next step toward a sixth World Cup? Here is everything you need for Brazil vs Switzerland.


How to watch Brazil vs Switzerland live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11am ET, Monday Nov. 28
Stadium: Stadium 974, Doha
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

Brazil will not have Neymar for this one and likely the rest of the group stage as the oft-fouled magician felt the sting of Serbian tackles in the opener. The Brazilians have had to play without their captain before and have a wealth of attacking options, but who will join Richarlison in providing the goals in a Ney-less attack.

The Swiss have all the tools to hang with Brazil, but how physical will they want to make it for the favorites? Granit Xhaka will be one to watch as the underdogs try to balance a desire to get forward with the danger of doing so against a potent Brazil.


Brazil quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 1
World Cup titles: 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
World Cup appearances: 22
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (1st place)
Coach: Tite
Key players: Neymar, Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Alisson Becker

Switzerland quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 15
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 12
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Murat Yakin
Key players: Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Yann Sommer, Remo Freuler