Fans can look forward to Round 22 action from La Liga, with matches scheduled to run from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January 2022.
The top match for this round sees Atletico Madrid host Valencia at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on the evening of Saturday 22 January.
The Rojiblancos’ defence of their title has been a disappointing effort thus far, with manager Diego Simeone and his charges looking to claim an emphatic home win to at least get their supporters back onside, while Los Che are working hard to put themselves in line for a top-six finish – and a subsequent berth in Europe for next season.
“Clear the mind, to be relaxed and to work,” said Simeone of what his team must do in 2022 to return to their best. “There are no shortcuts, we must find the desire in ourselves to remedy the situation we find ourselves in.”
Elsewhere, Real Madrid will hope to keep up their push to claim this season’s championship when they welcome Elche to the capital on Sunday afternoon. Manager Carlo Ancelotti is looking for his team to show the same hunger and intensity they had in the first half of the season.
“That work [in the first half of 2021-22] will mean nothing if we do not keep up the same standard now,” said the Italian. “This is no time to take our foot off the pedal. We have important games in La Liga, as well as the return of the Champions League around the corner.”
Barcelona, meanwhile, are very much in the hunt to end in the top four and ensure they play Champions League football next season, but they will face a tricky trip to the Basque country to take on Deportivo Alaves in the round-closing game on Sunday night.
“This is not the same Barcelona of a few years ago,” said new Alaves coach Jose Luis Mendilibar, who replaced Javier Calleja at the end of December. “But they still have great potency and danger to them… you can see the progress they have made under Xavi. It’s an important game for us as we look to fight against relegation.”
La Liga broadcast details, 21-23 January 2022
Friday 21 January
Espanyol v Real Betis – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
Saturday 22 January
Levante v Cadiz – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport GOtv Football and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
Granada v Osasuna – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
Sevilla v Celta Vigo – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Valencia – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
Sunday 23 January
Villarreal v Mallorca – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
Real Madrid v Elche – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
Real Sociedad v Getafe – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 2
Rayo Vallecano v Athletic Bilbao – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga
Alaves v Barcelona – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga