Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Live : Real Sociedad don’t have the ‘Anoeta curse’ to bank on as they face a confident Barcelona side fresh from a 3-0 victory against Manchester. Barcelona play their La Liga fixture versus Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou this Saturday afternoon. Barcelona vs Real Sociedad updated real-time along with commentary, match report, highlights, scores, results, playing 11s and more on myKhel.
First-place Barcelona looks to earn three more points in La Liga as it takes on Real Sociedad on Saturday as part of Matchday 33. Barca is 22-8-2 with 74 points and a nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid, but the club is coming off a 0-0 draw against last-place Huesca in a match where Barca’s key players were rested. Real Sociedad is in 10th place with a 10-11-11 record and 41 points, with the club hoping to make a late-season push. Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Barcelona: Having just come off a Champions League match against Manchester United, don’t be shocked to see some more players rested here. The league title race is nearly over and it may start being time to give Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez rest when possible.
Real Sociedad: The club is eight-points back of a Europa League spot, and that may be too much to task to overcome. So this team is looking at a ceiling of probably finishing in seventh or eighth. Getting something from this game would just be a bonus.
Following a dominant win over Manchester United to confirm a place in the Champions League semifinals, Barcelona return to action in La Liga with a very important and difficult match against Real Sociedad at Camp Nou. With only six matches left and an eight-point gap over Atlético Madrid in the table plus the head-to-head advantage, it’s almost impossible to lose the title at this point.
But the word almost is still there, which means Barça need to take care of business to wrap up the league as soon as possible. They need nine points from the final 6 games, and with three La Liga matches in a row over the next week there is a giant opportunity to win the title before the semifinal against Liverpool, which would be a big confidence booster as well as a chance for Ernesto Valverde to rest key players between the two legs.
Starting with La Real, which is a really good team that will come to the Greatest Stadium on Earth looking to beat Barça on the counter, the Blaugrana have to take the games seriously and play their best football. We could be celebrating the title for real just a week from now. Barça just need to do their job.Barcelona play their La Liga fixture versus Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou this Saturday afternoon with the triple still very much on the cards.
Ernesto Valverde’s side dismissed Manchester United in their Champions League quarter-final in midweek, a Lionel Messi double and a second-half Philippe Coutinho strike securing a 4-0 aggregate win. Last weekend the Catalans were held 0-0 in league action by Huesca, though they still have a sizeable nine point advantage over Atletico Madrid in second place.
Sociedad are in midtable obscurity after an inconsistent run of form, the Basques currently sitting in 10th position in the table.
Here’s the lineup Valverde could go with for the clash.Marc-André ter Stegen (GK) – The German has now reached 20 clean sheets this campaign after two shut outs during Barça’s 4-0 aggregate Champions League victory against United, a fine total for the 26-year-old.
Sergi Roberto (RB) – Though he lacks a yard of pace, Roberto is an excellent make-shift right-back for Valverde. He offers composure and dependability in a high-pressure position that he is less accustomed to.
Gerard Pique (CB) – After missing the La Liga stalemate against Huesca last weekend, Pique returned for the quarter-final clash with the Red Devils, keeping the opposition quiet bar an opening minute opportunity for Marcus Rashford.
Samuel Umtiti (CB) – The Frenchman has found his regular place in the side taken by Clément Lenglet but could feature against Real Sociedad as Valverde rotates his lineup.
Jordi Alba (LB) – 16 assists in all competitions is a superb total for Alba who has developed into one of world football’s top attacking full-backs since switching to the Camp Nou in 2012.Barcelona can take another step towards securing La Liga’s crown if they beat Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on Saturday, with the hosts searching for their seventh successive victory over La Real.
Sociedad are 10th in La Liga and travel to Catalonia having lost in each of their previous 22 trips to the Camp Nou, per Soccerway, where their chances look low after winning just one of their last eight games.
The Blaugrana remain on course for a European and domestic treble this season after beating Manchester United 3-0 on Tuesday to advance to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.