Barcelona cannot win at the Anoeta Stadium.
The annual visit to the Basque Country to face Real Sociedad is now known as the Annual Trip to Hell. The Blaugrana have not won at the home of La Real since 2007. Even Pep Guardiola, the greatest coach in Barça history, spent four years with the Catalans and did not beat Sociedad in San Sebastián. Three more coaches went there and also lost, including current manager Luis Enrique.
This Saturday, the match has huge title implications. With a solid six-point advantage with seven games remaining in the league, Barça cannot afford to lose points or Atlético Madrid could close the gap in a very dangerous way in the home stretch of the La Liga season. Enrique will miss a vital starter in Luis Suárez, who is suspended. He still can count on Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr., but the entire team needs a world-class performance in order to avoid another defeat at the Anoeta.
Can the best team in the world finally break one of the weirdest streaks in football? Will Sociedad's talented team maintain their status as the one side able to crack Barça's code? This should be a fascinating affair, one you can't miss.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:30pm local time, 7:30pm BST (UK), 2:30pm ET, 11:30am PT (US), 12:00am IST (India, next day)
Venue: Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastián, Spain
Referee: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
How to Watch
TV: beIN SPORTS En Español (US & Canada - Spanish), Sky Sports 5 (UK), Sony ESPN (India), Canal+, Abono Fútbol (Spain), more
Online: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (US & Canada), FuboTV (US), Sky GO (UK), more
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