There was a lovely celebration before the match on Anoeta. Real Sociedad student David Zorotoza, who played for his colors from 2008 to 2020, was honored when he retired from his career.
Barcelona coach Xavi, compared to the losing match with Cadiz, defended Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang defended in attack.
However, it was the homeowners who managed to take the lead in the third minute. Pique played against German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegina, killing the ball and Alexander Isak’s shot, but the ball went out of the goal line.
In the 11th minute the score was 1-0, but for the “Doma of Catalonia”. First, Jordi Alba’s cross from the left side and Ousmane Dembele hit the penalty area at the post. Jaffe scored the rebound and passed it to Ferran Torres, who headed for Aubameyang’s head. For Gabon, it was already Barcelona’s eleventh goal.
On the other hand, Real Sociedad cut a series of seven matches at home, not conceding any goal.
The hosts should equalize in the 43rd minute. Isak’s double action with Alexander Sorloth finished first in the penalty area, but the ball went to the post too far.
At the start of the second half, Real Sociedad missed two excellent chances. In the 48th minute, Adnan Januzaj sent a cross from the left, and Sorloth advanced to the ball, but moved it over the crossbar from a few meters away.
After a while, an object thrown from the stands appeared on the field, but after a short break the match resumed.
In the 55th minute there was a forced change in Barcelona. The injured Araujo was replaced by Eric Garcia.
In contrast, three minutes later, the hosts had another chance. Rafinha picked up the ball Dembele, Januzaj threw the defenders to Zuerloth and the Norwegian hit a strong kick from a sharp angle, but Stegen saved a corner kick.
In the 66th minute, a second forced change took place in the “Duma Catalunya”. Sergino Dest is joined by Dani Alves.
The hosts were able to take the ball away from their opponents. Xavi’s team scored just 44.3 percent of the time, their second worst result since 2005/06. Only in the match against Betis Sevilla in March 2019 was it even lower, just 44 per cent.
Barcelona eventually secured three points against Anoeta, although the referee added 10 minutes It occupies second place in the table with a loss of 15 “points” for the leader – Real Madrid. On the other hand, Real Sociedad lost their first home defeat in the First Division after seven unbeaten matches.
Goal 0-1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (11).
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