Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad: La Liga Live Score, Highlights, Recap
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Barcelona 4-1 Real Sociedad (ft)
Scorers: Neymar, 4' (1-0), Messi, 7' (2-0), Busquets, 22' (3-0), De La Bella, 64' (3-1), Marc Bartra, 75' (4-1).
Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano (Bartra), Adriano, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi (Roberto), Neymar (Pedro).
Real Sociedad: Bravo, Estrada, Cadamuro, Iñigo, De la Bella, Bergara, Ros, Prieto (Agirretxe), Sangalli, Seferovic, Griezmann.
Neymar, Messi, Busquets and Bartra have sealed a sixth straight win for Barcelona at the start of this La Liga season. A consolation from De La Bella made little real impact on a match which the home side dominated entirely.
That's your lot for tonight's live action from the Camp Nou, but stick around the site over the coming hours for plenty of reaction from all the matches from Spain this evening.
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Barcelona 4 Real Sociedad 1
90+2'—OFF THE POST! Alves played in Alexis and almost before Bravo can react, the ball is bouncing back off the woodwork. And as Sociedad clear, the ref blows for full time.
90+1'—Pique surges forward and curls a shot in which Bravo saves, with Roberto blazing miles over on the rebound.
85'—Into the final five minutes and there probably won't be too much time added on here. Barcelona starting to find a lot of space on the counter again, with Sergi Roberto trying hard to get involved inside the penalty box.
82'—Xavi finds Roberto in the area, he's closed down and the ball bounces to Pedro—who should make it five, but blazes his shot wide of the far post.
80'—Barcelona sub: Messi off, Sergi Roberto on
Batra !! Hahahaha what's he doing up there ?!!! Vamos !!!!! 4-1— Kevin Gimenez (@KevNGxx) September 24, 2013
Three-goal lead duly restored! Messi winds his way past a succession of challenges down the left channel and drills a low cross over the six-yard box...where Marc Bartra of all people is waiting to tap home!
Barcelona 4 Real Sociedad 1
Marc Bartra, 76 mins
Barcelona sub: Neymar off, Pedro on
72'—Valdes was clearly far too bored in the first half and has decided to inject some excitement here. A routine shot is straight at him but the keeper fails to hold Griezmann's effort, spilling it out into the six-yard box and he's lucky Pique is on hand to clear.
70'—Pique gets his head to a corner, but the effort drops a yard or two wide of the far post.
67'—Alexis cuts infield from the right and pokes a shot at goal from the edge of the box, but it's deflected wide by some distance. He's also unhappy not to have been given a foul.
65'—Valdes called into action straight away again. Griezmann shoots low from 20 yards to the near post; Valdes parries and jumps back up to smother the ball and takes a shin to the back of the head for his troubles.
Barcelona fail to clear a high ball and after Seferovic takes the ball down well, he drills a cross to the far post where De La Bella has raided forward to, to touch home from two yards out. 3-1!
Barcelona 3 Sociedad 1
De La Bella, 64 mins
60'—Thirty minutes of torture remain for Sociedad. Xavi has just sent a curling cross over the centre toward Neymar, but he couldn't quite turn it home.
56'—Barcelona could have added another two at least to their tally in this half. Neymar sees a low shot saved and then Iniesta is denied inside the penalty area.
52'—Well there's a rarity. Messi bursts into action, races clear of four challenges and then, on his left foot, blazes over the crossbar from 10 yards. Great run but certainly should have scored.
49'—Barcelona continue with their monopolising of possession and Bravo is lurking nervy in goal too. Not a great combination.
Here we go for the second half then, let's see if Barcelona can add to their tally or if Real Sociedad can at least regain a measure of composure in their play and pull a goal back.
Real Sociedad sub: Dani Estrada off, Ansotegi on
Barcelona 3 Real Sociedad 0
Neymar, Messi and Busquets have scored, Sociedad haven't yet turned up.
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