For the eight time, Barcelona maintains the trend at Real Sociedad in Sunday’s match where they failed to secure a victory, leaving them six points away from Real Madrid.
The draw displeased many fans of Barcelona as they were lucky to have Lionel Messi save the team from severe embarrassment when he helped the tea to secure a point with a spectacular finish just immediately after William Jose’s goal put Sociedad in the lead.
Sociedad maintained the lead for just a few minutes but seemed satisfied that the match ended in a draw.
Despite a minor car accident on Sunday morning, Neymar played without abandon. A lame performance was up for display as he crossed to Messi who then scored his 19th goal in 16 games for the season.
For 14 good minutes, Real Sociedad was denied from the time when an unexpected hit by Vela bounced back off the bar and replaced Juanmi’s finish.
The line was cleared from Denis Suarez by Asier Illarramendi as Carlos Vela hit the woodwork again with a low effort.
Barca was indeed lucky to leave without a fifth defeat in San Sebastian as Carlos Vela got hit twice and the Juanmi’s header was canceled.
In an exclusive interview, Barca Boss Luis Enrique expressed his dismay on how they left the game with a point. He had to admit that the superior performance displayed by Sociedad was excellent and his side needed to improve their performance.
The point earned is enough to see Barca up to second as they will confront Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season at the Camp Nou on Saturday.
Unlike, Barca, Atletico Madrid, bounced back into the top four as team members, Diego Godin, Kevin Gameiro and Yannick Carrasco, facilitated a comfortable 3-0 in Osasuna.