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Barcelona to face another new pitch against Real Sociedad at Anoeta

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Another tricky away trip is on the horizon

Real Valladolid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Fresh from taking on Real Valladolid on a “beach” of a pitch (according to Sergio Busquets) Barcelona have discovered they may face a similar test at Real Sociedad.

Ernesto Valverde’s side travel to Anoeta after the international break with the game scheduled for September 15th.

It will be Sociedad’s first home game of the season at the new Anoeta which is being renovated, including the laying of a new pitch.

Here’s how it’s looking right now...

It’s the last thing Barcelona will want to face on a ground where they have really suffered over the last decade.

Barcelona finally broke their ‘Anoeta curse’ last season when they won 4-2 in January. Even that was stressful with Sociedad taking a 2-0 lead before Barca hit back. The victory was their first in the league at Anoeta since May 2007.

Hopefully the pitch will be in a far better condition than Valladolid’s was. La Liga have confirmed they are investigating the pitch, although it remains to be seen what kind of punishment will be handed out.