FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-2 Real Sociedad: Barça couldn’t find a late equalizer and lose at home on trophy night, but they still get to lift the trophy and that’s all that matters. Let’s party, boys and girls!
90’ GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 Real Sociedad (Lewandowski): BARÇA GET ONE BACK! Ferran Torres puts in a great cross from the right and Robert Lewandowski heads it home! Is there time for a comeback?
72’ GOAL, Barcelona 0-2 Real Sociedad (Sorloth): Sociedad double their lead on a counter-attack as Zubimendi finds Sorloth all alone and the striker passes it into the net.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-1 Real Sociedad: Back underway at Camp Nou!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-1 Real Sociedad: After conceding early Barça responded well and created some big chances, but couldn’t find an equalizer and are behind going into the break.
5’ GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Real Sociedad (Merino): Sociedad take the early lead. Jules Kounde loses the ball to Alexander Sorloth, who runs all alone into the box and finds Mikel Merino who fires it home past Marc-André ter Stegen.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Real Sociedad: And we’re underway at Camp Nou!
WELCOME TO THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth will host its penultimate Barcelona match before closing for renovations as the newly-crowned champions of La Liga welcome Real Sociedad on a special night. Barça will get to lift their first league trophy in four years in front of the home crowd, but first have to face one of the best teams in the league that is hungry for a result in their chase of a Top 4 finish. This should be a glorious night, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Balde, Kounde, Christensen, Alba; Kessie, Busquets, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Astralaga (GK), Eric, Alonso, Roberto, Torre, Ferran, Fati
Starting XI: Remiro; Elustondo, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico; Merino, Zubimendi, Illarramendi; Barrenetxea; Sorloth, Cho (4-3-1-2)
Substitutes: Zubiaurre (GK), Sola, Muñoz, Gorosabel, Pacheco, Guevara, Navarro, Turrientes, Marin, Fernández, Oyarzabal, Kubo
Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 35
Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas
VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), Viaplay Sports 2 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Not Available (Canada, Spain), others
Online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), DAZN (Spain), 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, 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!