Barça vs Sociedad: Preview


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Barça face among the best groups in Spain in a large quarterfinal in search of a spot within the Remaining 4

FC Barcelona (La Liga) vs Actual Sociedad (La Liga)

Competitors/Spherical: 2022-23 Copa del Rey, Quarterfinals

Barcelona Outs & Doubts: None

Actual Sociedad Outs & Doubts: David Silva, Mikel Merino, Ander Guevara, Andoni Gorosabel, Álex Sola, Jon Pacheco, Martín Merquelanz, Umar Sadiq, Momo Cho (out), Mikel Oyarzabal (doubt)

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)

Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano

VAR: José María Sánchez Martínez

Learn how to watch on TV: Not Out there (USA, Canada, UK, India), Startimes World Soccer (Nigeria), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others

Learn how to watch on-line: ESPN+ (USA), Movistar+ (Spain), others

Following a hard-fought win over Getafe on the weekend to keep up their three-point lead on the high of the La Liga desk, Barcelona return to motion as they welcome Actual Sociedad for a large Copa del Rey quarterfinal with a spot within the Remaining 4 on the road.

Barça prolonged their unbeaten run in January and acquired three large factors towards Getafe however the efficiency left loads to be desired, and the Blaugrana should play higher going ahead. Xavi Hernández himself made that clear after Sunday’s recreation, and the coach will likely be hoping for a greater efficiency on Wednesday.

And a a lot better efficiency will likely be wanted to get a win towards this Sociedad staff. They’re third within the league desk and are taking part in improbable soccer proper now, with a really powerful protection and a fast, incisive assault that takes benefit of excessive urgent to create large possibilities. It is a full staff that performs very effectively in all phases, and regardless of all their accidents they’re nonetheless very harmful.

Martin Zubimendi is Xavi’s primary goal to exchange Sergio Busquets, and Barça followers can have an opportunity to look at probably the most proficient younger gamers in Spain showcase all of his skills at Camp Nou.

This will likely be legitimately powerful, and extra-time is greater than potential with these two groups. Sociedad received’t be afraid of Barça, and this must be a really open match from begin to end. Anticipate a traditional Cup tie stuffed with leisure, good soccer and a few very tense moments for Culers.

Let’s dance.


Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde; Gavi, De Jong, Pedri; Dembélé, Lewandowski, Ferran

Actual Sociedad (4-3-1-2): Remiro; Elustondo, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Muñoz; Méndez, Illarramendi, Zubimendi; Navarro; Sorloth, Kubo


This will likely be a really powerful battle however Sociedad received’t be the staff that parks the bus and offers Barça little or no probability to assault in area. I anticipate an open recreation with a great deal of possibilities and objectives, and the house staff will transfer on: 4-2 to the nice guys.

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