Barcelona vs Real Sociedad (2-1)

Clement Lenglet’s initial LaLiga goal for the city helped them take another step towards consecutive titles with a 2-1 win reception to Real Sociedad.

The former urban center-back stony-broke through on the stroke of half-time as Barca re-established a nine-point advantage over Atletico Madrid at the summit.

Ernesto Valverde’s aspect was once more not at their fluent best, however, stepped up once needed – Jordi Alba netting the 64th-minute winner as an immediate response to Juanmi’s equalizer for Imanol Alguacil’s guests.

If Barca win at Deportivo Alaves on Tues and Atleti don’t do likewise against Valencia each day later, they’re going to be topped champions with four games to play.

Lionel Messi histrion an early booking from La Real midfielder Mikel merino sheep and rippled the highest of the netting with a 27th-minute free-kick.

Barca was indebted to goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen for a beautiful stop at shut quarters from Juanmi, with Willian Jose blazing the rebound over.

Ter Stegen’s vis-a-vis Indian chieftain Rulli got right down to his right to sharply deny Luis Suarez however had no probability once Lenglet bare-ass into the house and beautifully pleased Ousmane Dembele’s corner into the web.

Valverde capable Barca’s sluggish start by causation on Sergio Busquets for Arthur, whereas Messi and Arturo’s writer combined for Dembele to sidefoot narrowly wide before the hour.

But the equalizer La Real merited arrived within the 62nd minute, with Juanmi slippery Merino’s pleasant through-ball past Ter Stegen.

Parity was impermanent as Alba cut within and loose off together with his weaker right foot, although – the goal living a volt-ampere review when Dembele was deemed not to be intrusive with play in associate degree offside position.

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Goals Barcelona

45′ Barcelona C. Lenglet
64′ Barcelona J. Alba

 

Goals Real Sociedad

62′

Real Sociedad

Juanmi

 

Barcelona Lineups

1 Marc-André ter Stegen
2 Nélson Semedo
3 Gerard Piqué
15 Clément Lenglet
18 Jordi Alba
22 Arturo Vidal
4 Ivan Rakitić
8 Arthur
10 Lionel Messi
9 Luis Suárez
11 Ousmane Dembélé

 

Real Sociedad Lineups

1 Gerónimo Rulli
2 Joseba Zaldúa
15 Aritz Elustondo
3 Diego Llorente
29 Aihen Muñoz
8 Mikel Merino
5 Igor Zubeldia
14 Rubén Pardo
10 Mikel Oyarzabal
12 Willian José
7 Juanmi

 

Barcelona – Real Sociedad Match Statistics

Barcelona

Real Sociedad

11 Shots Total 9
4 Shots on goal 2
5 Shots off goal 5
2 Shots blocked 2
7 Shots inside box 6
4 Shots outside box 3
11 Fouls 12
4 Corners 2
6 Offsides 0
1 Saves 2
49% Possession Time 51%
516 Passes Total 524
430 Accurate Passes 428
83% Accurate Passes% 82%

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