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Barcelona vs Real Sociedad, full-time: Barça win season finale, say goodbye to Iniesta

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Join us for the final game of Iniesta’s legendary career at Barça!

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FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad: Andrés Iniesta was replaced in the final minutes, and I cried watching him leave the Camp Nou for good as a player. The game was fun to watch, and it was very much a season finale with plenty of players looking to save themselves for the World Cup. The season is now over, and it’s about building the team for the next year. Without Iniesta. Man, that sounds weird...


GOLAZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad (Coutinho 57’): WHAT A GOAL!!!!!!! Philippe Coutinho comes up with an RKO OUTTA NOWHERE and fires a gorgeous curler that hits the post before going in. What an exceptional finish from an exceptional player. Barça lead!


HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-0 Real Sociedad: We’ve had no goals but plenty of excitement in the first half. The two teams are going for it and it’s quite an open game, with really good scoring chances for both sides. Iniesta has been a little quiet so far, and the caos on the pitch doesn’t exactly suit him. He might shine in the second half, though.


KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Real Sociedad: Don’t give me a heart attack, boys!


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Mina, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Dembélé, Suárez, Coutinho

Substitutes: Cillessen, Digne, Vidal, Gomes, Denis, Messi, Alcácer

REAL SOCIEDAD

Starting XI: Moyà; Elustondo, Navas, Llorente, De La Bella; Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Januzaj, Juanmi, Oyarzabal; Willian José

Substitutes: Rulli, Zubeldia, Xabi Prieto, Pardo, Canales, Odriozola, Bautista


So this is it. The last day of the season is upon us, and Barcelona will finish the season at home against Real Sociedad. We will say goodbye to Andrés Iniesta, and this will be a very emotional night for everyone associated with the world’s best club. Join us for a special live blog once the team news are out, and let’s watch a legend play one last time!


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 38

Date/Time: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 8.45pm CET (Barcelona), 7.45pm GMT/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 12.15am IST (India, next day)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia

Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS En Español (USA & Canada, Spanish), Sky Sports Main Event (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Sky GO (UK), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do will be warned, and those who post links will be banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

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