FC Barcelona will be up against Real Sociedad in La Liga Santander on August 21 at the Estadio Anoeta. Check it out here.
Barcelona : vs Real Sociedad | Score | Highlights
FC Barcelona will be up against Real Sociedad in La Liga Santander on August 22 at the Estadio Anoeta. In the opening weekend, Barcelona was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Rayo Vallecano, while Real Sociedad defeated Cadiz comfortably by a 1-0 score line.
Despite holding 68 per cent of the possession and hurling 21 shots on target against Rayo, Barcelona never looked dominant in the encounter.
There was a lack of fluidity throughout the game as Xavi’s team struggled to break down their tenacious opponents. New signings Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha failed to open their La Liga account and will be eager to do so on Sunday.
Vs Real Sociedad
Barcelona have won their first La Liga match of the season thanks to a fantastic 4-1 victory against Real Sociedad at the Cauldron of Anoeta on Sunday night.
The two teams played a wild first half, but Barça showed their superiority in the final period and took all three points on the road thanks in large part to a spectacular substitute cameo from Ansu Fati.
This was just as tough as expected in the first half, but the squad depth and Xavi’s courage and excellent game management made the difference in the second. A huge result, an excellent performance, and a brilliant night for Lewandowski and Ansu Fati. Perfect Sunday.
Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as Barcelona cruised to a 4-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday, their first win of the new LaLiga season.
- Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
- Final Score : 4-1
The Poland striker, who was celebrating his birthday, opened the scoring in the first minute of the game, rifling in a shot after a great pass from Alejandro Balde inside the penalty area.
Spanish teenage sensation Ansu Fati, who has been struggling to recover after a series of knee surgeries in the last two years, came off the bench in the second half and took charge of the proceedings with two assists and a goal.
First, Fati assisted Ousmane Dembele with a brilliant heel pass after a fine piece of individual play from Raphinha.
Than Fati finished a beautiful team effort to assist Lewandowski to the third.
Lewandowski returned the favour 10 minutes later, enabling 19-year-old Fati to score Barca’s fourth to wrap up the points.
The Barcelona coach also addressed the tactical changes he made that had such a big effect on the outcome of the game.
“It depends on the game, how the opposition play, the level of risk required, on many things,” Xavi said. “Today we made attacking changes, bringing on Raphinha and Ansu for Balde and Ferran [Torres].
“We were basically playing with five or six forwards. It is all about risks and how many you need to take.”