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Imanol Alguacil hoping unstoppable Lionel Messi has a bad day against Real Sociedad

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The two teams clash on Saturday in La Liga

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Real Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil says there is no way of stopping Lionel Messi and is instead just hoping that the GOAT has a bad day at Anoeta on Saturday.

Barcelona travel to Sociedad in pretty good form but take on a team that are fourth in the table and have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign.

Alguacil knows his team will be up against it when they come up against the champions and praised Messi ahead of the match.

“There is no way of stopping Messi. He has played against many teams and against many coaches.

”The only thing to hope for is that he does not have a good day. For me, he is the best player that has existed in history, no doubt.

”And alongside him are players who are not at his level, but who are close.”

Source | Marca

Messi should be fresh after being rested for the midweek win over Inter Milan and heads into the match on a good run with 14 goals and eight assists in his last 13 Barca outings.