Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona: Anoeta battle ends even (1-1) - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona left Anoeta with a 1-1 draw thanks to Leo Messi’s second-half leveller on Sunday night and, although Luis Enrique's men were unable to get a first win since 2007 at Real Sociedad, the result ends a run of four straight league losses in San Sebastian.
Luis Enrique: Real Sociedad were superior - FC Barcelona
It was another tough night at Anoeta for FC Barcelona as they were held to a 1-1 draw against an impressive Real Sociedad. Manager Luis Enrique gave his thoughts on the match soon after the final whistle, admitting that Eusebio’s men were the better side and that a point was a good result:
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Barca were considered hugely fortunate to have escaped Anoeta with a point as La Real had significantly more possession and shots in the match, prompting Pique to remind his teammates that they had to buck their ideas up quickly, with the Clasico less than a week away.
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The left-back commented on Pique's phrase that playing like this, Barça will not win the league: "You won't win the league... or even a game playing like that, especially against a team like La Real who press well."
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Messi's goal was also interesting on a statistical level. Messi is the first player to score in 200 La Liga games, per Pedro Martin on Twitter. He has scored 320 goals in these 200 matches, with Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez second top. He scored in 184 games.
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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says he could call time on his playing career at the age of 32, adding he would never join Barcelona.