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Barcelona draw 2-2 at Real Sociedad in entertaining La Liga game

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann scored against the club where he made his name

La Liga leaders Barcelona played out an entertaining draw with fourth-placed Real Sociedad.

Mikel Oyarzabal gave the hosts the lead with a penalty after Sergio Busquets fouled Diego Llorente, but Antoine Griezmann equalised with a clipped finish against his former club.

Luis Suarez then put Barca ahead from Lionel Messi's unselfish pass.

But Alexander Isak equalised as he fired home after Marc-Andre ter Stegen parried Nacho Monreal's cross-shot.

Real Sociedad were probably the better team with 53% possession and 19 shots to Barca's nine. Martin Odegaard, on loan from Real Madrid, was a key influence on the game although none of his five shots were on target.

Barca go one point clear of Real Madrid, who visit Valencia on Sunday (20:00 GMT). The old rivals meet in El Clasico on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Real Sociedad

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Remiro
  • 2Zaldua
  • 5Zubeldia
  • 3Llorente
  • 20Monreal
  • 16Guevara
  • 7Portugués ManzaneraSubstituted forJanuzajat 59'minutes
  • 21Ødegaard
  • 8Merino
  • 10OyarzabalSubstituted forBarrenetxeaat 85'minutes
  • 19IsakSubstituted forDa Silvaat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Da Silva
  • 11Januzaj
  • 13Moyá
  • 15Sagnan
  • 18Gorosabel
  • 22Barrenetxea
  • 23Sangalli

Barcelona

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20Roberto
  • 3Piqué
  • 15Lenglet
  • 18AlbaSubstituted forNélson Semedoat 74'minutes
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forVidalat 79'minutes
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forAleñáat 73'minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 10Messi
  • 9SuárezBooked at 74mins
  • 17Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 19Aleñá
  • 22Vidal
  • 23Umtiti
  • 27Pérez
  • 31Fati
Referee:
Javier Alberola Rojas
Attendance:
36,543

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Sociedad 2, Barcelona 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 2, Barcelona 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad).

  4. Post update

    Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Adnan Januzaj.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Sociedad. Ander Barrenetxea replaces Mikel Oyarzabal.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Nélson Semedo.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Frenkie de Jong.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Martin Ødegaard (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Nacho Monreal (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Arturo Vidal (Barcelona).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Arturo Vidal replaces Ivan Rakitic.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Willian José (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Martin Ødegaard.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clément Lenglet (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  16. Booking

    Luis Suárez (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Nélson Semedo replaces Jordi Alba.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Carles Aleñá replaces Sergio Busquets.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Nacho Monreal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Willian José (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mikel Oyarzabal.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 14th December 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona16112343202335
2Real Madrid15104132112134
3Sevilla169432015531
4Atl Madrid177821810829
5Real Sociedad178452820828
6Getafe167632416827
7Ath Bilbao177641912727
8Valencia167542623326
9Granada177372422224
10Osasuna175842220223
11Levante177282226-423
12Real Betis166462227-522
13Villarreal165472824419
14Real Valladolid164751418-419
15Alavés175481824-619
16Eibar174491528-1316
17Mallorca1642101628-1214
18Celta Vigo163491223-1113
19Leganés1724111228-1610
20Espanyol1623111030-209
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