Real Sociedad and Barcelona tied in a match that leaves none happy. Realists can lose the fourth place and the Catalans the lead at the end of the day. And it doesn’t leave them happy because they both deserved the victory. These draws deserve to add two points in the table and not the same as a miserable 0-0 with no shots on goal of those that are often seen.
The party promised in the previous one and did not disappoint. First against fourth, perhaps the two teams that do best football in this League, Griezmann returned to San Sebastian with a new shirt and a setting of Champions in the renovated Reale Arena that premiered grass. The only discordant thing was that Barcelona did not play with its titular uniform and did so with the nursing assistant. Only four days for the Classic, it was a trap game for Barça since Valverde, who recovered Jordi Alba, had no option to reserve anyone. It is more than likely that this is the eleven of the 18th against Real Madrid.
Imanol, meanwhile, sought to surprise with Isak on tip instead of the usual Willian Jose and raised a strong start pressure that prevented Barcelona from owning the possession. A first warning from Oyarzabal at the minute of the game presaged a complicated game for Valverde. With Odegaard at the controls, the Norwegian’s first combination with Isak had to be sent to corner when the goal was sung. The third time was the charm for the San Sebastian after a corner in which Busquets grabs Llorente and Alberola Rojas said a penalty that Oyarzabal made 1-0 at 11 minutes.
The txuriurdin team did not slow down although Luis Suarez warned Remiro with a shot from outside the area. Messi just entered the start game and the center of the realistic field was imposed at the time of control. And there stood out the quality of Odegaard, very well accompanied by Guevara and Merino. But you can’t trust Barça even if it seems that it isn’t. Llorente’s defensive error when facing a ball led to a visitor against Luis Suarez’s pass over Griezmann for the exrealist to put the boards after stinging over Remiro. The subsequent hug of the trident culé to celebrate the goal says more than an open book. Mazazo for a Real that was being better and so it was until the break.
The second part was another story in its beginning. More than anything because after three minutes a new local defensive mismatch put Barcelona ahead. A Busquets pass left Messi alone before Remiro and the Argentine death pass was finished off by Luis Suárez at pleasure. The Real one was very touched with the goal and Remiro avoided the 1-3 minutes later before a shot of Griezmann to pass of Lenglet. The nerves in the realistic defense were evident and Barça went upstairs seeking the sentence. And Piqué had it when he finished off a corner that Zubeldia took over the line.