Barcelona were back at the Anoeta just 10 days since their last visit. The fixture against Real Sociedad was no less important than the Copa del Rey semi-final ties, given Barca's preference to remain at the summit of La Liga.
Surely Jagoba Arrasate would adopt much more positive tactics against the Blaugrana than that which he utilised on the semi-finals?
On those occasions, La Real were extremely disappointing in an attacking sense and never looked likely to win either game.
This game would give him the perfect opportunity to get one over on Tata Martino and disrupt Barca's charge to the league title in the process.
Let's take a look at six things we learned from the match.