2021-22 Season across Europe's Top 5 Leagues: Starting and Ending date, all you need to know

The football action of Europe's Top 5 leagues is just weeks away from us. Here we bring you the details of when the campaign gets going.

Debangshu Biswas
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After everything that the world suffered from during the pandemic, it is slowly healing itself. The 2021-22 season is one such example as football is restoring its normalcy slowly and steadily. After a difficult couple of years, the fans have slowly started to make their way back to the stadium. However, fog still hovers around the authority's decision of allowing a full capacity at the stadiums. In this article, we discuss when the campaign will get going across Europe's Top 5 leagues.

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Premier League:

Europe's Top 5 Leagues | The English Premier League is set to start from 13th August | SportzPoint

2020-21 Premier League Champions | Manchester City

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The season will kick-off on Friday, August 13, when newly-promoted Brentford host Arsenal. That last round of games will be on Sunday, May 22. On the other hand, Premier League teams will enter the FA Cup in the third round on the weekend of Jan. 8. The final is on Saturday, May 14. Clubs not in European competition will start in the Carabao Cup second round in the midweek of Aug. 23, with the other seven entering in the third round which falls on the midweek of Sept. 20. The final will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27. All games from the PL will be live on the StarSports network and Hotstar.

Clubs Promoted: Brentford, Norwich City, Watford

Clubs Relegated: Fulham, Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion

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Europe's Top 5 Leagues | Laliga is set to start from 14th August | SportzPoint

2020-21 Laliga Champions | Atletico De Madrid
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One of Europe's top 5 leagues, the Spanish first division football will begin on the weekend of August 14 featuring Valencia vs Getafe and finish over the weekend of May 21-22. All teams other than the four in the Supercopa will enter the Copa del Rey in the first round. The four Supercopa teams will be joining from round three. The Supercopa will feature both finalists from last season's Copa del Rey, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, plus the top two league teams, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. LaLiga will air exclusively on MTV in India, along with select national and regional network channels and live-streamed on Voot & Jio platforms.

Clubs Promoted: Espanyol, Mallorca, plus Girona or Rayo Vallecano

Clubs Relegated: Eibar, Huesca, Real Valladolid

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Serie A:

Europe's Top 5 Leagues | Serie A is set to start from 21st August | SportzPoint

2020-21 Serie A Champions | Inter Milan
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The new campaign will kick off on the weekend of August 21 with champions Inter Milan taking on Genoa. Meanwhile, the league will be running through up to May 22. Inter Milan (champions) will face Juventus (Coppa Italia winners) in the Supercoppa Italiana. However, the date and venue are yet to be announced. The Sony Sports Network has the broadcast rights for Serie A in India. On the other hand, Sony Liv will stream the Serie A matches live in India

Clubs Promoted: Empoli, Salernitana, Venezia

Clubs Relegated: Benevento, Crotone, Parma

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Europe's Top 5 Leagues | Bundesliga is set to start from 13th August | SportzPoint

2020-21 Bundesliga Champions | FC Bayern Munich
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Top-flight football in Germany will return on Friday, August 13. Champions Bayern Munich visits Borussia Monchengladbach on the opening night. While the league will complete on May 14. The first round of the DFB Pokal will feature all 18 Bundesliga clubs. It will take place on the weekend of August 7. The final is at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on May 21. Meanwhile, DFB Pokal winners Borussia Dortmund will host champions Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup on Tuesday, August 17. Sports streaming service FanCode has secured exclusive rights in India to the Bundesliga.

Clubs Promoted: Bochum, Greuther Furth

Clubs Relegated: Schalke, Werder Bremen

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Ligue 1:

Europe's Top 5 Leagues | Ligue 1 is set to start from 7th August | SportzPoint

2020-21 Ligue 1 Champions | Lille
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The kickoff is set for the weekend of August 7, running through to May 21. On the opening weekend, champions Lille travel to Metz, while Troyes host PSG. Ligue 1 teams enter the Coupe de France from the ninth round, which might start from early January. Meanwhile, Lille will take on Paris Saint-Germain for Trophee des Champions at the Bloomfield Stadium, in Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday, August 1. However, the live streaming services of Ligue 1 isn't available in India.

Clubs Promoted: Clermont Foot, Troyes

Clubs Relegated: Dijon FCO, Nimes

Starting date of Europe's Top 5 Leagues | SportzPoint

Starting date of Europe's Top 5 Leagues
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