It's been a long wait, but La Liga will be finally back this weekend with Matchday 1 of the 2021-2022 season. Real Madrid will visit Alavés looking to begin their quest for the title on the right foot. Here, find out the date, time, and TV channel to watch Los Blancos' debut in the US.

Carlo Ancelotti has returned to Santiago Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane's departure at the end of last season, in which Atletico Madrid were crowned. Real Madrid came up short that time finishing second, so Carletto's job will be delivering a better result this year.

Alavés, meanwhile, come from a challenging 2020/21 campaign in which they've avoided relegation by four points. Therefore, Javier Calleja Revilla's men will have work to do this season. Will they hold the mighty Real Madrid?

Alaves vs Real Madrid: Date

Alaves and Real Madrid will face off on Saturday, August 14, at Estadio de Mendizorroza in Vitoria, Spain. La Liga have allowed a 40% of capacity for the first games, so there will be fans on the stands.

Alaves vs Real Madrid: Time by State in the US

ET: 4 PM
CT: 3 PM
MT: 2 PM
PT: 1 PM

TV Channel in the US to watch Alaves vs Real Madrid

The game to be played between Alaves and Real Madrid on Matchday 1 of La Liga 2021-2022 will be broadcast in the US by ESPN+.