Barcelona's Real Sociedad draw was 'worst game' under Luis Enrique

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi's equaliser against Real Sociedad was against the run of play

Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique says the performance in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad was their "worst game" during his time in charge.

Barca were lucky, with La Real having a goal wrongly ruled out for offside, as well as hitting the woodwork twice.

"This is the first time I've seen a team walk all over us since I became coach," said Enrique, boss since 2014.

"If we look at the result, it is the best of the season. The opponents were far superior."

Barcelona's next La Liga game is against leaders Real Madrid next Saturday, and the champions are six points off their rivals going into El Clasico.

"I'm sure we'll see a different Barca in the Clasico," said Enrique.

Barcelona trailed deservedly to Willian Jose's header, but Lionel Messi equalised six minutes later.

Barca, who have not won in their past eight away games against Real Sociedad, were dominated on possession for the first time this season, with only 47.7% of the ball.

Fifth-placed La Real should have retaken the lead when Juanmi tapped home, but it was harshly disallowed, while Carlos Vela hit the crossbar and post.

"Most teams try to get the better of us by defending but they played a good game, trying to play with the ball, and they deserved the three points," added Enrique.

"We are in week 13, you can't discount the champions from the past two seasons. There is still a long way to go."

Meanwhile, left-back Jordi Alba is a doubt for El Clasico with ankle and knee problems. The club said "how he evolves will determine his availability for the next few games".

Line-ups

Real Sociedad

  • 1Rulli
  • 2MartínezBooked at 62mins
  • 22Rodríguez Navas
  • 6Martínez Berridi
  • 19Berchiche Izeta
  • 10Prieto ArgarateSubstituted forCanalesat 72'minutes
  • 4Illarramendi
  • 17ZurutuzaBooked at 89mins
  • 11Vela
  • 12Da SilvaSubstituted forJuanmiat 75'minutes
  • 18OyarzabalSubstituted forGraneroat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3González
  • 7Juanmi
  • 8Granero
  • 15Elustondo
  • 16Canales
  • 24Concha
  • 25Ramírez Martínez

Barcelona

  • 1ter StegenBooked at 22mins
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 3Piqué
  • 14MascheranoBooked at 55mins
  • 18AlbaBooked at 90mins
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forD Suárezat 45'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 5Busquets
  • 21André Gomes
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 6D Suárez
  • 12Rafinha
  • 13Cillessen
  • 17Alcácer
  • 19Digne
  • 28Aleñá
  • 33Santos da Silva Barbosa
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
27,639

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Real Sociedad 1, Barcelona 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 1, Barcelona 1.

Booking

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Gerónimo Rulli (Real Sociedad) because of an injury.

Offside, Barcelona. Gerard Piqué tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Carlos Vela.

Booking

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad).

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sergio Canales.

Attempt missed. Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Carlos Vela.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Esteban Granero replaces Mikel Oyarzabal.

Booking

Denis Suárez (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Denis Suárez (Barcelona).

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Juanmi.

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Raúl Navas.

Attempt missed. Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Neymar with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Iñigo Martínez.

Attempt missed. Denis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Yuri (Real Sociedad).

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Juanmi (Real Sociedad).

Offside, Real Sociedad. Carlos Vela tries a through ball, but Juanmi is caught offside.

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by David Zurutuza.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Juanmi replaces Willian José.

Offside, Barcelona. André Gomes tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Sergio Canales replaces Xabi Prieto.

Attempt missed. Yuri (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Iñigo Martínez.

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by André Gomes (Barcelona).

Foul by Willian José (Real Sociedad).

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Barcelona. Neymar tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

Offside, Real Sociedad. Gerónimo Rulli tries a through ball, but Willian José is caught offside.

Booking

Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad).

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