FULL-TIME, Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona: Barça steal all three points in a game they absolutely did not deserve to win thanks to Gündogan’s magical pass and Araujo’s monster late winner. A huge victory after the Clásico loss, and a massive confidence boost for the Catalans. Well done, boys!
90+2’ GOAL!!!!! Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona (Araujo): BARÇA WIN IT AT THE DEATH!!! Ilkay Gündogan plays a spectacular pass over the top and Ronald Araujo makes a perfectly timed run into the box to head it home!!! The goal was initially ruled out for offside, but VAR changes the decision and Barça take the late lead!!!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 0-0 Barcelona: Back underway at Anoeta!
HALFTIME, Real Sociedad 0-0 Barcelona: Barça were thoroughly dominated for the entire half and should have conceded at least once, but somehow managed to go into the break with a clean sheet to try and regroup and play better in the second half. Sociedad look as good as advertised, and will amp up the pressure even more in the final period.
KICKOFF! Real Sociedad 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway at Anoeta!
WELCOME TO THE REALE ARENA!!! The beautiful home of Real Sociedad, forever known as Anoeta in our hearts, is the site of a monster La Liga clash between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one looking to rebound from a heartbreaking loss in El Clásico and try to keep pace with the leaders with a win. But it won’t be easy against a Sociedad side in great form that always brings their best against Barça in front of the home crowd. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Iñigo; Cancelo, Gavi, Gündogan, Balde; Fermín, Lewandowski, Félix (3-4-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Astralaga (GK), Christensen, Alonso, Casadó, Romeu, Pedri, Yamal, Raphinha, Ferran
Starting XI: Remiro; Traoré, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Muñoz; Méndez, Zubimendi, Merino, Barrenetxea; Kubo, Oyarzabal (4-4-2)
Substitutes: Marrero (GK), Odriozola, Elustondo, Fernández, Cho, Zakharyan, Olasagasti, Sadiq, Turrientes, De Zarate, Marín, Aramburu
Competition/Round: 2023-24 La Liga, Matchday 12
Date/Time: Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Reale Arena, San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas
VAR: Carlos Del Cerro Grande
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (UK, Canada), others
Matchday Thread Rules
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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!