Barça 1-2 Sociedad: Recap
An anticlimatic solution to have a good time the title
On the night time after they lifted the La Liga trophy in entrance of the house crowd, Barcelona suffered their first defeat in a month because of a 2-1 loss to Actual Sociedad on the Spotify Camp Nou. Barça performed very very like a group that had simply spent per week celebrating successful the title, and had been deservedly overwhelmed by a Sociedad aspect that performed very properly and earned a vital victory within the Prime 4 race.
Barça made a poor begin to the sport, conceding simply 5 minutes in when Jules Kounde misplaced the ball to Alexander Sorloth and the Sociedad striker carried the ball into the field till he discovered Mikel Merino on their lonesome to seek out the again of the web to present the guests the lead.
The house group responded properly and began to dominate the ball and create some superb possibilities with good possession work and wonderful runs into the field, and Franck Kessie and Robert Lewandowski every missed an enormous alternative to equalize.
Sociedad continued to be a risk on the counter and Marc-André ter Stegen was required to make a few massive saves, and on the break Barça had been behind however enjoying properly sufficient to present themselves hope of a second half comeback.
Barça dominated possession to begin the ultimate interval however couldn’t create the identical degree of high quality possibilities from the primary half, and Sociedad did an excellent job of defending their space and never moving into actual bother.
The guests additionally remained dedicated to being a risk going the opposite method, they usually doubled their lead on one other counter-attack: Martín Zubimendi gained the ball on the again and located Sorloth oh the opposite finish on their lonesome in entrance of Marc-André ter Stegen, and the striker simply discovered the again of the web to take an enormous step in direction of the win.
Barça had little or no time to make a comeback however didn’t look too thinking about dialing up the depth and made some poor selections within the closing third, however within the ninetieth minute a cross from Ferran Torres discovered the top of Robert Lewandowski and the Blaugrana gave themselves some hope of a late equalizer in stoppage time.
The equalizer didn’t come, and the ultimate whistle gave Sociedad three essential factors of their chase of a Champions League spot. It’s a little bit of an anticlimatic night time for Barça, however they nonetheless obtained to elevate the trophy at dwelling. It’s nonetheless an awesome night time.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Balde, Kounde (Alonso 46’), Christensen, Alba; Kessie (Ferran 63’), Busquets (Eric 84’), De Jong; Raphinha (Fati 63’), Lewandowski, Dembélé (Torre 86’)
Aim: Lewandowski (90’)
Actual Sociedad: Remiro; Elustondo, Zubeldia (Pacheco 80’), Le Normand, Rico; Merino, Zubimendi, Illarramendi (Gorosabel 58’); Cho (Kubo 58’), Sorloth (Fernández 80’), Barrenetxea (Marin 73’)
Objectives: Merino (5’), Sorloth (72’)