Soccer News – Real Sociedad-Barcelona
The champion and leader in La Liga Barcelona have a very complicated game on Saturday. The Catalans will travel to San Sebastian to face Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena. It won’t be easy, especially given the fact that the Basques are pretty good this season.
Barcelona are still on the top of La Liga, but having the same amount of points as their biggest rival for the title Real Madrid. This means that every mistake could cost them dearly and make them lose their position as leader.
Right now Los Cules are in a solid run of four consecutive wins in La Liga. Last week Ernesto Valverde’s team hosted Mallorca at the Camp Nou and celebrated a 5-2 win. Lionel Messi scored a hattrick for Barca, while Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez also scored.
During the week Ernesto Valverde had the chance to rest most of his starters. Barcelona faced Inter Milan in the Champions League, but they have already guaranteed themselves the first place in the group. Because of this players like Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Mesi were rested.
Real Sociedad are having a solid season so far. La Real are 4th in the league with 27 points. Clearly they will fight for a place in Top 4 and a return to the Champions League. In their last five matches in La Liga Real Sociedad suffered just one defeat – against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
In the previous round the Basques lost two points, though. Imanol’s team visited the tough Real Valladolid and only won a point after a 0-0 draw. Now Sociedad are on par with the 5th Getafe which also have 27 points.
That’s our quick preview for the La Liga showdown between Real Sociedad and Barcelona on Saturday. For the champions it’s going to be a pretty difficult game, there’s no doubt about that.