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Ernesto Valverde will lead his team for the final time this season as the title-winners close their Liga season at home to Sociedad

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Real Sociedad have only won three times at the Nou Camp in their last 70 visits, last winning in 1991, and have lost 60 times in Catalonia.


Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil has shuffled his deck significantly with six changes overall, bringing in Moya, Elustondo, Llorente, de la Bella, Zurutuza and Januzaj. Odriozola, Rulli and Canales drop to the bench, with Hector Moreno injured. 34-year-old Prieto, who's spent his entire career with the Basque side, is retiring after the game.


Ernesto Valverde makes just one change to the side beaten by Levante last week, replacing Thomas Vermaelen with Gerard Pique. Sergi Roberto is absent through suspension, while Lionel Messi starts as a substitute for the second league match in a row.
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Real Sociedad XI: Miguel Angel Moya; Aritz Elustondo, Raul Navas, Diego Llorente, Alberto de la Bella; Asier Illarramendi, David Zurutuza; Adnan Januzaj, Juanmi, Mikel Oyarzabel; Willian Jose.

Barcelona XI: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Yerry Mina, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Philippe Coutinho, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta; Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez.

Sociedad subs: Geronimo Rulli, Xabi Prieto, Sergio Canales, Alvaro Odriozola, Jon Bautista, Ruben Pardo, Igor Zubeldia.

Barcelona subs: Jasper Cillessen, Aleix Vidal, Paco Alcacer, Denis Suarez, Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes, Lionel Messi.


Real Sociedad, meanwhile, have had a very average season and will have plenty of work to do in the months ahead. The Basque side sit 11th in the standings but could rise to ninth with a victory this evening.


Having already sealed the league title and Copa del Rey, Barcelona crumbled in their attempts to go the entire LaLiga campaign unbeaten after a shock 5-4 defeat to Levante last week. As such, the focus on the game will orientate entirely around Iniesta, who is playing his last game for the club before a move to the Far East.


Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the LaLiga clash between Barcelona and Real Sociedad, where the hosts wave goodbye to legendary midfielder Andres Iniesta.