FULL-TIME, Real Sociedad 1-6 Barcelona: The Anoeta curse is well and truly broken thanks to one of the greatest nights in recent Barcelona history. What a performance, what a win, and this team looks more than ready for the home stretch.
GOAL!!!!! Real Sociedad 1-6 Barcelona (Messi 89’): IT’S SIX!!!!! Another brilliant team move as Jordi Alba makes a one-two with Riqui Puig and sets up Messi for his second of the night!
GOAL, Real Sociedad 1-5 Barcelona (Barrenetxea 77’): La Real get a consolation goal thanks to a fantastic strike by Barrenetxea.
GOAL!!!! Real Sociedad 0-5 Barcelona (Dembélé 71’): NOW IT’S FIVE!!! VAR can’t stop Dembélé this time as the Frenchman goes on a beautiful solo run and finds the bottom corner!
66min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Ousmane Dembélé fires an amazing low shot past Remiro for the fifth, but the goal is called off for offside and VAR confirms the call, although Dembélé looked very much onside on the replay.
GOAL!!!! Real Sociedad 0-4 Barcelona (Messi 56’): IT’S FOUR!!!! Barça score again as Busquets picks a PERFECT pass to find Messi and the captain lobs the keeper!
GOAL!!!!! Real Sociedad 0-3 Barcelona (Dest 53’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA!!! Another great team move, Jordi Alba beats his man, gets to the byline and finds Dest for his second of the night and Barça’s third! What a goal!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 0-2 Barcelona: And we’re back underway at Anoeta! Come on boys, let’s finish the job!
HALFTIME, Real Sociedad 0-2 Barcelona: La Real were very good and Marc-André ter Stegen needed to make two big saves, but Barça were clinical with their chances and have a big lead at Anoeta.
GOAL!!!! Real Sociedad 0-2 Barcelona (Dest 43’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Lionel Messi plays a perfect through ball to Sergiño Dest and the American fires it home for the second!
GOAL!!! Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona (Griezmann 37’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! After an extended period of pressure, Barça put together a great attacking move and Jordi Alba plays a great cross to Ousmane Dembélé who has his shot saved, but Antoine Griezmann scores on the rebound and Barça are ahead!
KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway at Anoeta!!! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, De Jong, Lenglet; Dest, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Dembélé, Griezmann (3-4-3)
Substitutes: Neto (GK), Arnau (GK), Araujo, Umtiti, Firpo, Pjanic, Matheus, Moriba, Puig, Trincão, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Merquelanz; Portu, Guevara, Zubimedi, Merino; Oyarzabal, Isak (4-4-2)
Substitutes: Marrero (GK), Sagnan, Illarramendi, Januzaj, Fernández, Barrenetxea, Bautista, López
WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO DE ANOETA!!! The beautiful home of Real Sociedad in the Basque Country is the site of a giant La Liga match between the hosts and Barcelona, who meet for what could be a season-defining game for Barça. The Blaugrana always find it tough at Anoeta and must pick up three points to stay strong in the title race ahead of the international break, and this should be a lot of fun. And you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 La Liga, Matchday 28
Date/Time: Sunday, March 21, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero
VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
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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, watch the 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!