Barcelona are going back to the Anoeta this season. This time in the Spanish Cup.
The Spanish Federation took time on Friday to draw the last eight teams in four quarterfinal matchups, and Barcelona will face Real Sociedad in the battle for a semifinal spot. The first leg will take place next Thursday at the Anoeta, with the return match on January 26th (also Thursday) at Camp Nou.
Traveling to the Anoeta is not something the Catalan giants look forward to. The Blaugrana have not won at Real Sociedad's home since 2006. Not even the mighty Pep Guardiola teams were able to get a victory against La Real, and the bad streak has carried on to the Luis Enrique Era.
Lucho has two losses and a draw in three visits to the Anoeta as Barça manager, but even if the streak of negative results continues, a draw would be a good result in a Cup environment. If Barça draw scoring at least one goal, the team would take a good advantage to the Camp Nou match.
Since we're not winning at Anoeta, we gotta find some comfort. Away draws are good in the Cup! Seriously!
These are the full results of the draw: