Not many are tipping Barcelona to finish atop La Liga this season without Lionel Messi, but the Blaugrana sure looked the part in the opening weekend, beating Real Sociedad 4-2.

They may not be on Messi’s level, but there are plenty of star players at Barcelona and they showed it against a Real Sociedad side that finished fifth in the league last season. Veteran Gerard Pique got the goalfest started, forward Martin Braithwaite scored twice and Sergi Roberto also added a goal in the home triumph.

Ronald Koeman’s side will look to continue to prove the doubters wrong in a Saturday road match at Athletic Bilbao, which tied 0-0 at Elche in Matchday 1. Scoring proved an issue for Athletic Club last season and it looks like the trend may be set to continue in the new campaign.

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The match against Athletic Club is the second in a stretch of four straight La Liga matches for Barcelona before the club opens its UEFA Champions League group stage with its first midweek match of the season in September. There will be a break at the start of September for FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Below is Barcelona’s complete 2021-22 schedule. Times, TV and streaming information will be updated as they become available.

How to watch La Liga in USA

All 380 matches of the 2021-22 La Liga season will be streamed in English and Spanish on ESPN+. This is the first of eight years of exclusive coverage in the USA by the service. Select matches will also air on ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

  • Dates: Aug. 13, 2021, to May 22, 2022
  • Matches: 380 in the 2021-22 season
  • Streaming: ESPN+ (all matches in English and Spanish)
  • TV channels: ABC, ESPN (select matches)
  • Spanish-language TV: ESPN Deportes (select matches)

FC Barcelona match schedule 2021-22

Note: Home team listed first

DateCompetitionMatchTime (ET)TV channelsStream
Sun., Aug. 15La Liga, Matchday 1Barcelona 4, Real Sociedad 2Highlights  
Sat., Aug. 21La Liga, Matchday 2Athletic Club vs. Barcelona4 p.m. ESPN+
Sat., Aug. 29La Liga, Matchday 3Barcelona vs. Getafe11 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Sept. 12La Liga, Matchday 4Sevilla vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., Sept. 14/15Champ. League, Matchday 1TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., Sept. 19La Liga, Matchday 5Barcelona vs. GranadaTBD ESPN+
Wed., Sept. 22La Liga, Matchday 6Cadiz vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., Sept. 26La Liga, Matchday 7Barcelona vs. LevanteTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., Sept. 28/29Champ. League, Matchday 2TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., Oct. 3La Liga, Matchday 8Atletico Madrid vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., Oct. 17La Liga, Matchday 9Barcelona vs. ValenciaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., Oct. 19/20Champ. League, Matchday 3TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., Oct. 24La Liga, Matchday 10Barcelona vs. Real MadridTBD ESPN+
Wed., Oct. 27La Liga, Matchday 11Rayo Vallecano vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., Oct. 31La Liga, Matchday 12Barcelona vs. Deportivo AlavesTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., Nov. 2/3Champ. League, Matchday 4TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., Nov. 7La Liga, Matchday 13Celta Vigo vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., Nov. 21La Liga, Matchday 14Barcelona vs. EspanyolTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., Nov. 23/24Champ. League, Matchday 5TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., Nov. 28La Liga, Matchday 15Villarreal vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., Dec. 5La Liga, Matchday 16Barcelona vs. Real BetisTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., Dec. 7/8Champ. League, Matchday 6TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., Dec. 12La Liga, Matchday 17Osasuna vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., Dec. 19La Liga, Matchday 18Barcelona vs. ElcheTBD ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 2La Liga, Matchday 19Mallorca vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9La Liga, Matchday 20Granada vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Wed., Jan. 12Supercopa de Espana – SemiBarcelona vs. Real MadridTBD  
Sun., Jan. 15Copa del Rey – Rd of 32(if loses Supercopa semifinal)TBD ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 16Supercopa de Espana – FinalTBDTBD  
Wed., Jan. 19La Liga, Matchday 21Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecanosubj. to change ESPN+
Wed., Jan. 19Copa del Rey – Rd of 32TBD (if in Supercopa final)TBD ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 23La Liga, Matchday 22Deportivo Alaves vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Wed., Feb. 2Copa del Rey – QFTBDTBD ESPN+
Sun., Feb. 6La Liga, Matchday 23Barcelona vs. Atletico MadridTBD ESPN+
Wed., Feb. 9Copa del Rey – SF, Leg 1TBDTBD ESPN+
Sun., Feb. 13La Liga, Matchday 24Espanyol vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., Feb. 15/16Champ. League, Rd16 – Leg 1Feb. 15/16 or Feb. 22/23TBD Paramount+
Sun., Feb. 20La Liga, Matchday 25Valencia vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., Feb. 22/23Champ. League, Rd16 – Leg 1Feb. 15/16 or Feb. 22/23TBD Paramount+
Sun., Feb. 27La Liga, Matchday 26Barcelona vs. Athletic ClubTBD ESPN+
Wed., March 2Copa del Rey – SF, Leg 2TBDTBD ESPN+
Sun., March 6La Liga, Matchday 27Elche vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., March 8/9Champ. League, Rd16 – Leg 2March 8/9 or March 15/16TBD Paramount+
Sun., March 13La Liga, Matchday 28Barcelona vs. OsasunaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., March 15/16Champ. League, Rd16 – Leg 2March 8/9 or March 15/16TBD Paramount+
Sun., March 20La Liga, Matchday 29Real Madrid vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., April 3La Liga, Matchday 30Barcelona vs. SevillaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., April 5/6Champ. League, QF – Leg 1TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., April 10La Liga, Matchday 31Levante vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., April 12/13Champ. League, QF – Leg 2TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., April 17La Liga, Matchday 32Barcelona vs. CadizTBD ESPN+
Wed, April 20La Liga, Matchday 33Real Sociedad vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sat., April 23Copa del Rey – FinalTBDTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., April 26/27Champ. League, Semi – Leg 1TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., May 1La Liga, Matchday 34Barcelona vs. MallorcaTBD ESPN+
Tue./Wed., May 3/4Champ. League, Semi – Leg 2TBDTBD Paramount+
Sun., May 8La Liga, Matchday 35Real Betis vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Wed., May 11La Liga, Matchday 36Barcelona vs. Celta VigoTBD ESPN+
Sun., May 15La Liga, Matchday 37Getafe vs. BarcelonaTBD ESPN+
Sun., May 22La Liga, Matchday 38Barcelona vs. VillarrealTBD ESPN+
Sat., May 28Champ. League, FinalTBDTBD Paramount+

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