Barcelona 2-2 Real Sociedad:-Barcelona suffered a potentially costly slip-up ahead of Wednesday’s Clasico
Barcelona suffered a potentially costly slip-up ahead of Wednesday’s Clasico as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad.
Luis Suarez scored one goal and made another as Ernesto Valverde’s men, who had won their previous six games in all competitions, came from behind to lead at Anoeta.
However, Alexander Isak’s 62nd-minute strike earned fourth-placed Sociedad a deserved share of the spoils, meaning Real Madrid now have the chance to move two points clear at the top of LaLiga with victory at Valencia on Sunday.
Barca could have few complaints about their failure to win, having been outplayed for large parts of an entertaining contest, and the champions will know they must deliver an improved display against Madrid in their next match.
Penalty Goal! Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona (Oyarzabal)
Oyarzabal takes his time with the run-up before slotting the ball into the bottom left-hand corner after sending Ter Stegen the wrong way.
CHANCE! Suarez’s shot stopped by Remiro
The ball drops kindly for Suarez on the edge of the box and he then attempts a half-volley from some 25 yards out, but his powerful effort is pushed wide by Remiro.
GOAL! Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona (Griezmann)
Suarez picks the ball up near the halfway line before driving forward and then sliding a neat pass through to Griezmann, and the attacker then surges into the left-hand side of the box before dinking it over Remiro.
GOAL! Real Sociedad 1-2 Barcelona (Suarez)
Suarez makes it 2-1 to Barcelona! Busquets produces an excellent pass to pick out the run of Messi as he beats the offside trap, and Messi then runs through on goal before squaring it to Suarez who taps home.
GOAL! Real Sociedad 2-2 Barcelona (Isak)
Isak makes it 2-2! Oyarzabal picks up the ball on the left-hand side of the box before finding Monreal on the overlap, and the full-back then sees Ter Stegen parry his delivery into the path of Isak who finds the net from close range.
Ter Stegen makes brilliant double-save
CLOSE! Sociedad go close on a number of occasions as Merino almost scores with a close-range header before Willian Jose also squanders a promising opportunity on the turn. Sociedad also see their penalty appeals turned down as the ball deflects off Pique’s upper body.
90+3′ No penalty? Pique has been taken down in the box!
Barcelona are appealing for a penalty as Pique goes to ground in the six-yard box following Suarez’s delivery, but the referee says play on.