The Christmas break is over and 2022 begins with a very busy January schedule. At the moment there are six fixtures confirmed, but provided Barça win the right games, there will hopefully also be a Spanish Super Cup Final and a second Copa del Rey fixture. And only one of the games will be played at Camp Nou, the league clash with Rayo, although depending on the draw, the second cup tie, should Barça qualify, could also be played there.
The first game of 2022 is at Son Moix, Mallorca on December 2 at 9.00pm CET. The Balearic Islanders are just five points above the relegation zone, but they have only lost once at home this season. After hitting some fine form before the Christmas break, Barça will be hoping to continue improving into the new year.
Just three days after the game with Mallorca, Barça will begin the Copa del Rey with their first ever games against Linares of Primera RFEF. The one-legged round of 32 tie in Andalusia is on January 5 at 7.30pm CET.
Barça will be going straight back to Andalusia on January 8 for a 6.30pm CET kick-off away to Granada. After a dodgy start, Robert Moreno’s side have hit some good form, so this game promises to be a tricky challenge.
After three away fixtures to start the year, Barça will then be travelling even further afield, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup. The semi-final against Real Madrid is on January 13, and if they win that, they’ll play either Atlético Madrid or Athletic Club in the final on January 16.
It’s not until January 19 that Barça will finally be reunited with the Camp Nou for a midweek Liga fixture against Rayo Vallecano.
They then close the month with yet another away trip to Mendizorrotza, home of Alavés on January 22 or 23.
However, there will also be, assuming Barça beat Linares, a round of 16 Copa del Rey fixture to come in the last week of the month. It will be a single-leg tie, with home advantage decided randomly.