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90' + 3'
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
89'
Zurutuza
Yellow Card
85'
Granero
Mikel Oyarzabal
84'
Denis Suárez
Yellow Card
75'
Juanmi
Willian José
72'
Canales
Xabi Prieto
62'
Carlos Martínez
Yellow Card
59'
Neymar
Assist
59'
L. Messi
Goal
55'
J. Mascherano
Yellow Card
53'
Willian José
Goal
46'
Denis Suárez
I. Rakitić
22'
M. ter Stegen
Yellow Card
3
2
1
4

Stats

Possession
% %
11
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 458 427

Commentary

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Eusebio Sacristan's men will feel hard done by this evening. They outplayed the visitors and were denied a perfectly good goal by the linesman as Juanmi saw his effort chalked off after Carlos Vela hit the bar. Vela later hit the post, which will leave the home side very aggrieved to be taking only a point from the contest.
Barcelona will be delighted to have emerged from this game with a point as Real Sociedad were by far the better team at the Anoeta Stadium. Lionel Messi's strike earned them a point to take into El Clasico next week where they will try to close the gap on leaders Real Madrid.
FULL-TIME: REAL SOCIEDAD 1-1 BARCELONA
90' + 4' That's it! The referee ends the match.
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
FC Barcelona
90' + 3' Yellow card Jordi Alba Ramos
90' + 2' We're back underway again. Probably a minute or so left in the contest.
90' + 1' Rulli requires treatment so the added time will be extended here.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
90' GRANERO AGAIN! He has only been on the field for five minutes but he's had chances to win the game. This time Vela finds him inside the box, but from a tight angle he blazes his volley over the bar.
Zurutuza
Yellow Card
Real Sociedad de Fútbol
89' Zurutuza takes one for the team as he wrestles Messi to the ground to stop the Argentine raiding forward.
88' CHANCE! Granero gets another chance at goal as Canales tees him up on the edge of the box again, but he tamely strikes the ball straight at Ter Stegen.
87' OVER! Vela tees up Granero for his first touch of the season and he opts to shoot from the edge of the box, sending his effort over the bar.
Granero
Mikel Oyarzabal
Real Sociedad de Fútbol
85' Granero makes his first appearance of the season, replacing Oyarzabal.
Denis Suárez
Yellow Card
FC Barcelona
84' Vela is running the show at the moment and he gets brought down by Denis Suarez, resulting in a booking for the midfielder.
83' VELA HITS THE POST! How are Sociedad not ahead in this game? Vela is allowed space and time once again on the edge of the box to pick his spot. He strikes the ball with power towards the bottom corner, but his effort strikes the woodwork and bounces wide. So unlucky for the home side.
81' OFF THE LINE AND WIDE! Messi slides the ball into Denis Suarez's feet and he keeps his balance despite getting clipped. He rounds Rulli and strikes at goal, but Navas is there to clear it away. From the resulting corner Mascherano heads at goal, but the ball goes inches past the post, with Messi lurking at the back stick.
79' Oyarzabal brings the ball away on the counter after Neymar is not given a free-kick. He feeds Yuri inside the box, who tries to pick out Vela at the back post, but misses both the net and his team-mate.
77' OH BOY! It's a shocker from the linesman on the replay. Juanmi was well onside when the ball was struck. The home fans inside the Anoeta are not happy with the official after seeing the replay on the big screen. 
76' OFF THE BAR AND DISALLOWED GOAL! Drama at the Anoeta as Vela finds space and time on the edge of the box to fire at goal. His effort hits the underside of the bar and bounces on the line and out into the six-yard box. Juanmi converts from close range, but is ruled offside by the linesman. 
Juanmi
Willian José
Real Sociedad de Fútbol
75' Willian Jose makes way for Juanmi.
74' Neymar collects on the edge of the box and goes for goal with a curling right-footed strike, only to dispatch his effort over the bar.
Canales
Xabi Prieto
Real Sociedad de Fútbol
72' Canales replaces Prieto for the home side.
72' Sociedad exchange several passes on the edge of the box before Yuri makes a late run into the final third. The left-back attempts to shoot first time, but he slices his effort wide.
70' Roberto almost gets beat by Oyarzabal down the left flank, but the Spaniard recovers well to cut across the Sociedad forward, denying him access to the box.
68' Better from the home side as they recycle possession in the final third before Carlos Martinez hits a good cross to the near post for Oyarzabal, but he just cannot get there in time and Pique clears the danger.
66' Sociedad need to find their rhythm again. They were playing excellent football before Barca's equaliser, but Messi's strike has just knocked them out of sync.
64' Vela tries to beat two Barcelona defenders on the right flank and one of those is Pique, who does well to win the ball, but also catches the Sociedad forward. However, the referee waves play on.
Carlos Martínez
Yellow Card
Real Sociedad de Fútbol
62' Carlos Martinez takes out Suarez on the left and heads into the book.
61' Willian Jose beats one challenge in the box and gets past Mascherano, but he just loses his footing at the vital moment as he was squaring to shoot. There were muted appeals for a penalty, but the contact appeared to be minimal from the Argentine.
Neymar
Assist
FC Barcelona
59' Neymar does brilliantly down the left to beat two challenges before picking out Messi's run in the box with a sublime pass.
L. Messi
Goal
FC Barcelona
59' GOAL!! Barcelona equalise out of nothing as Messi converts from close range. Neymar was the architect with a great run down the left. He squared the ball for the Argentine, who controlled with one touch before burying his strike past Rulli with his second.
58' Barcelona need a period of possession to slow this game otherwise they are in danger of falling further behind.
57' Sociedad pressure the Barcelona backline and force a mistake from Sergi Roberto. Prieto tries to pick out Vela in the box, but Pique makes an important tackle at the back.
56' OVER! From the resulting free-kick Inigo Martinez goes for goal, but he only send his effort well over the bar. It wasn't the best strike from the defender.
J. Mascherano
Yellow Card
FC Barcelona
55' Mascherano goes into the book as he brings down Vela 30 yards from goal.
Willian José
Goal
Real Sociedad de Fútbol
53' GOAL!!!!! SOCIEDAD TAKE THE LEAD! Willan Jose heads home from 12 yards as Barcelona collapse at the back. A simple ball over the top has the visitors in panic stations and Mascherano's slip allows Vela to pounce. Ter Stegen saves his effort, but Willian Jose pounces on the rebound and heads towards the goal. Pique is on the line, but he can only help the ball into the net.
52' Oyarzabal hits the deck hard under Denis Suarez's challenge and requires treatment on the field, while Pique gets his boot strapped up.
52' Messi tries to weave his way through the Sociedad defence, but he continues his lacklustre performance by losing possession inside the box, allowing the hosts to clear.
51' SAVE! Neymar goes for goal as he curls his right-footed effort over the wall, but Rulli gets across his line to make the stop, palming the ball past the post.
50' Suarez goes down under Navas' challenge and Barcelona have a free-kick in a better position to attack goal than their first.
49' Yuri gives away a free-kick to Barcelona as he pulls back Neymar on the surge. The Catalan club need to get their front three going this half.
47' Illarramendi tries to pick out Zurutuza on the left flank against Mascherano, but the ball heads straight out for a goal-kick. A wasted opportunity for the hosts.
Denis Suárez
I. Rakitić
FC Barcelona
46' Denis Suarez replaces Rakitic at the break for Barcelona.
46' Gomes catches Oyarzabal and the home side have a free-kick to start the second half.
46' We're back underway at the Anoeta Stadium.
The players are back out on the pitch, so we should be underway again shortly.
Eusebio Sacristan will be pleased with his side's performance, although they should be ahead as Carlos Vela and Xabi Prieto have both missed good chances in front of the net. They have dominated, but he will want to see his team take control and find the net in the second period.
Barcelona survive at the break and head into the interval level with Real Sociedad despite the home side's dominance. Not only does Luis Enrique have his side's play to worry about he also has injury concerns over Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba. He faces an important 15 minutes in the dressing room.
HALF-TIME: REAL SOCIEDAD 0-0 BARCELONA
45' + 1' The referee ends the first half at the Anoeta.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
45' Neymar takes Barcelona's first corner of the game and his cross finds an unmarked Mascherano at the back post, but he sees his first-time shot blocked by Oyarzabal.
44' Carlos Martinez defends the inside channel well, stopping Neymar from latching on to Busquets' ball over the top of the defence.
43' Messi attempts an ambitious throughball for Roberto down the right flank, but the defender has too much ground to make up and Yuri is able to shield the ball out for a goal-kick.
41' SHOT! Suarez collects a loose ball on the edge of the box and he fires at goal first time, looking to catch Rulli unawares. However, his strike travels well wide of the post.
40' Pique comes back on to the field, but the visitors are now playing with two hobbled defenders in their backline. Can Sociedad capitalise before the break?
39' Sociedad carry on and Yuri sends a cross to the back post for Willian Jose, but on this occasion he can only send his header over the bar and on to the roof of the net.
38' Oyarzabal makes a good run down the left flank and Pique does well to come across to close him down, but he concedes a corner in the process. The Spaniard remains down off the pitch after coming worse in the 50/50 for the ball.
37' CHANCE! Vela's corner is cleared only as far as Oyarzabal on the edge of the box and he fires a half-volley at goal on his left foot, only to send his strike just wide of the post.
36' Carlos Martinez skips past Gomes' challenge on the flank and whips a low ball into the box that Pique clears behind. The pressure remains on the Barcelona goal.
35' Pique heads the cross clear from the right and the visitors do enough to stime the Sociedad attack before Alba makes his way back on to the pitch.
35' Mascherano is forced to clear the ball behind and Sociedad have the chance to pile the pressure on Barcelona with 10 men.
34' The Barcelona left-back gets to his feet, but walks very uncomfortably off the field under the support of the physio.
32' Alba goes down in agony on the turf after Vela fell awkwardly on him. It doesn't look good for the Spaniard.
30' PENALTY SHOUT! Vela weaves his way past two Barcelona defenders and attempts to raid past Mascherano, but goes down under contact from the Argentine. However, the referee dismisses his claims for a penalty.
29' Pique makes an inch-perfect tackle to stop Willian Jose's run in the box. The forward had been teed up by Illarramendi's cross-field pass, but he just couldn't get past the last defender.
27' Barcelona are doing their utmost to stem the tide, but every time they lose the ball there is a danger of being hit on the counter. Enrique looks a concerned man on the touchline.
25' Sociedad have not taken advantage of their dominance as of yet, which could come back to haunt them given the potency of Barca's attack. Messi, Suarez and Neymar have barely been involved in the action.
24' Carlos Martinez pushes Alba all the way back to the byline and he wins a corner off the legs of the Barcelona left-back.
M. ter Stegen
Yellow Card
FC Barcelona
22' Ter Stegen goes into the book for delaying the game.
22' Alba heads the ball out for a corner under no pressure, piling further pressure on the visitors.
21' Sociedad are all over Barcelona at the moment, pushing men forward into the final third. Inigo Martinez raids to the edge of the box and curls a strike at goal with his left foot, which is saved with ease by Ter Stegen.
19' WIDE! Prieto sends a sublime throughball over the top of the Barca defence for Vela. He takes a poor first touch that takes him away from goal, but he recovers to shoot on the turn, only to drag his effort past the post.
18' CHANCE! Yuri lifts a delightful cross to the back post for Prieto once again and Alba mistimes his jump to leave the Real skipper with a free header, but he directs his effort well wide of the post. That's a huge miss for the home side.
17' The visitors attempt to break out of their own half and raid into the final third through Rakitic. However, his attempted throughball to Suarez goes straight out of play with the two on the same wavelength.
15' CHANCE! Willian Jose latches on to a loose ball on the left flank and stands his cross up to the back post for Prieto to attack. He wins the header, but his effort is saved with ease by Ter Stegen.
14' Prieto gets hauled down the ground midway inside the Barcelona half. The home side catch the visitors out with a quickly-taken free-kick, which forces Pique to clear behind from Illarramendi's cross.
13' Sociedad contain the Barcelona passing game and break back against Enrique's men. Oyarzabal collects on the left flank and attempts to drive the ball across the face of goal, but slices his attempted cross out for a goal-kick.
11' Pique clears from Xabi Prieto's corner, but the ball lands as far as Martinez on the edge of the box, but he scuffs his strike wide of the target.
10' Carlos Martinez makes a surge down the right and sends a good cross in towards the near post, and this time Pique does get a clean connection, but can only send it out for a corner.
8' The Catalan club attempt to take the sting out of Sociedad's early pressure with a period of possession, but Mascherano's pass sails over the head of Roberto on the right and goes out of play.
6' Barcelona clear the corner, but the home side keep the pressure on as Willian Jose tracks Sergi Roberto all the way on the right before he is penalised for a over zealous tackle on the right-back.
5' Yuri sends a dangerous low cross into the box and Pique takes a swipe at it and fails to clear. The ball could bounce anywhere, but fortunately for Barca it falls to Mascherano who puts it behind for a corner.
3' Suarez does his utmost to keep Busquets pass in play down the left sideline, but the ball just goes out for a throw to the home side.
2' Zurutuza makes a good run into the box to latch on to Carlos Vela's cross from the right and he makes contact with his header above Pique, but Ter Stegen makes a comfortable save.
1' We're underway at the Anoeta Stadium.
The players are out on the pitch so we should be underway shortly.
The task at hand for Barcelona is a tough one given that Sociedad have won their last four matches in the spin, and even defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 in their last outing at the Anoeta Stadium.
Should Messi along with Neymar and Suarez be on song then Barca have a strong chance of ending their Anoeta drought, which spans nine years.
Lionel Messi has been at the peak of his powers in recent weeks, notching a brace to guide his side past Celtic. He has scored 18 goals in his 15 appearances this term, despite failing to find the net in five of those contests. 
Barcelona are also unchanged from their midweek win over Celtic in the Champions League. Gerard Pique has managed to regain his fitness after suffering from a knock in training, but Enrique is still without Andres Iniesta, Samuel Umtiti, Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal.
Sociedad are unchanged from the side that defeated Sporting Gijon 3-1 last time out. Sacristan retains the 4-3-3 formation that hass guided the club to success this term, with Willian Jose, Vela and Oyarzabal leading the line, with the latter hoping to repeat his heroics of last season.
Barcelona subs: Denis Suarez, Rafinha, Cillessen, Alcacer, Digne, Alena, Marlon.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto; Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Gomes; Neymar, Suarez, Messi.
Sociedad subs: Mikel Gonzalez, Juanmi, Granero, Aritz Elustondo, Canales, Concha, Tono.
SOCIEDAD (4-3-3): Rulli; Martinez, Navas, Inigo Martinez, Yuri; Xabi Prieto, Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Vela, Willian Jose, Oyarzabal.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Socieded are flying high in the LaLiga table and are just four points behind Barcelona in sixth place. A win today would edge Eusebio Sacristan's men into the Champions League spots, captitalising on Villarreal's loss to Alaves.
Luis Enrique's men can ill afford another slip-up as they need to make up ground in the title race. Real Madrid are currently seven points ahead of Barca, although they have played one match more than the Catalan club. 
Barcelona are aiming to end their struggles on their travels to the Anoeta Stadium, having lost five out of their last six visits, including their 1-0 defeat last season when Mikel Oyarzabal scored the only goal of the game.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Real Sociedad and Barcelona at the Anoeta Stadium.
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