FINAL, Real Sociedad (2) 1-1 (3) Barcelona: WE ARE GOING TO THE FINAL!!! It came down to the final penalty, and Riqui Puig puts Barça through!!!
Bautista: MISS (Ter Stegen save)
De Jong: MISS (Post)
Oyarzabal: MISS (Ter Stegen save)
Willian José: MISS (Post)
Griezmann: MISS (Over bar)
Riqui Puig: GOAL
BARCELONA WIN ON PENALTIES (3-2)
FULL-TIME, Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona: Adnan Januzaj hit the post with a gorgeous free kick, but Barça survive extra time and we’re going to penalties!
EXTRA TIME SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona: And we’re back underway!
EXTRA TIME HALFTIME, Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona: La Real dominated the first period and Ter Stegen needed to make a huge save, and Barça seem exhausted.
EXTRA TIME KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona: And we’re underway in extra time!
91min: Two changes before extra time from Ronald Koeman: Miralem Pjanic is on for Sergio Busquets, and Riqui Puig replaces Pedri.
FULL-TIME, Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona: The second half was non-stop fun, but no more goals. We are going to extra time!
78min: First substitution for Barça: Francisco Trincão is on for Braithwaite.
GOAL, Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona (Oyarzabal 51’): Mikel Oyarzabal scores the penalty and the game is tied.
50min: PENALTY CONFIRMED.
48min: PENALTY TO REAL SOCIEDAD! Frenkie De Jong is called for a handball in the box. VAR is checking.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona: And we’re back underway! Come on boys, let’s finish the job and reach the final!
HALFTIME, Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona: Very intense first half with not a lot of chances, but Barça were better and deserve the lead.
GOAL!!! Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona (De Jong 39’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Martin Braithwaite finds Antoine Griezmann inside the box, and the Frenchman crosses into the path of Frenkie De Jong who heads home the opener!
KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
INJURY NEWS: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is OUT of tonight’s semifinal because of injury, confirming earlier reports.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Braithwaite, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Umtiti, Dest, Firpo, Pjanic, Ilaix, Puig, Trincão
Starting XI: Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Monreal; Guridi, Guevara, Merino; Portu, Isak, Oyarzabal (4-3-3)
Bench: Ayesa (GK), Zaldua, Muñoz, Sagnan, Zubimendi, Januzaj, Barrenetxea, Bautista, Willian J.
WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO NUEVO ARCÁNGEL!!! The home of Córdoba is the site of the first semifinal of this year’s Spanish Super Cup between Real Sociedad and Barcelona, which promises to be a great battle between two of the country’s best teams looking for a spot in Sunday’s Final. This should be a very good one, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2021 Supercopa de España, Semifinal 1
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, Córdoba, Spain
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero
VAR: José Luis González González
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