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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Suárez, Dembélé give Barça giant win on the road

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Let’s follow along as Barça travel to Anoeta!

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FULL-TIME, Real Sociedad 1-2 Barcelona: WHAT A MATCH!!! This was crazy fun from start to finish and the second half was as entertaining as you can get. Barça now have three straight wins at Anoeta, and this is a huge confidence boost for the champs who remain perfect in La Liga.


GOAL!!!!!! Real Sociedad 1-2 Barcelona (Dembélé 66’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!!! Another corner comes into the box, the goalkeeper Rulli can’t clear the ball properly and Ousmane Dembélé scores for Barça!!! COME ON!!!!


GOAL!!!!!! Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona (Suárez 63’): BARÇA EQUALIZE! The visitors get the goal they deserve after a corner starts a scramble in the box and Luis Suárez is quick to get the rebound and fire home the equalizer. There’s still time for the winner!


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona: Please score the goals and win this, guys. You’re playing well, just find the goals!


HALFTIME, Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona: Barça were the better team and had a couple of penalty shouts, but Sociedad have the lead with the only chance they created all half. That’s Anoeta for you.


GOAL! Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona (Elustondo 12’): La Real take the lead against the run of play. A simple free-kick into the box falls to Aritz Elustondo who fires a rocket into the back of the net with no chance for Ter Stegen.


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


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rafinha, Rakitic, Roberto; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé

Bench: Cillessen, Lenglet, Vermaelen, Busquets, Vidal, Coutinho, Munir

REAL SOCIEDAD

Starting XI: Rulli; Zaldúa, Elustondo, Moreno, Theo; Illarramendi, Zubeldía, Pardo; Zurutuza; Oyarzabal, Juanmi

Bench: Moyà, Merino, Gorosabel, Rodrigues, Bautista, Navas, Sangalli


The international break is finally over, and Barcelona football is back with a bang! The La Liga champions face their toughest test of the new season so far with a trip to Real Sociedad, and even though the Curse is broken we cannot take a game away to Anoeta for granted. This should be fun, and it could also cause a heart attack!

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MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 4

Date/Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India)

Venue: Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain

Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Eleven Sports (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), others


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 it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!