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Ansu Fati
1 - 4
R. Lewandowski
Ansu Fati
1 - 3
O. Dembélé
Ansu Fati
1 - 2
A. Isak
1 - 1
R. Lewandowski
0 - 1

Match Stats

41% 58%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 7
Total Passes 380 549
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That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Sociedad fall to 10th, while Barcelona rise to fifth.
Barcelona's rampant second-half performance leads to an impressive win. The visitors made their mark instantly when Lewandowski finished Balde's cross. But Sociedad struck back through Isak's scruffy finish. And the hosts had chances to take the lead, only for wasteful misses from Silva and Kubo. For the first 15 minutes of the second half, it looked like Sociedad would push harder for a winner - but then Fati came on. The young attacker set up Dembele and Lewandowski with superb assists to make it 3-1, before he sealed the game himself with a cool finish. Barcelona run out 4-1 winners, but it all hung in the balance until Fati's arrival.
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time are added on.
89' Turrientes misplaces a pass intended for Gorosabel. Sociedad have lost all rhythm now.
87' Mohamed-Ali Cho crosses towards the back post but it's too high for Navarro and the visitors clear.
Sergi Roberto
F. de Jong
84' De Jong heads off with Sergi Roberto taking his place.
F. Kessie
84' Gavi departs and Kessie comes on in midfield.
83' The hosts have been stunned by Fati since his entrance. What was a tight, close game has now suddenly become a procession entering the final 10 minutes.
81' Fati's dream night off the bench continues as he nets Barcelona's fourth goal. The attacker adds to his earlier two assists with a neat finish. And he's achieved all of this in 15 minutes.
Ansu Fati
79' GOAL! FATI! 4-1. Fati wraps it up with an excellent goal. Lewandowski flicks a loose ball goalwards on the edge of the box and Fati anticipates the opportunity and runs into the path of the ball before placing it around Remiro and in from 10 yards!
78' Aritz departs with Espinosa taking his place.
Jon Karrikaburu
Mikel Merino
78' Merino heads off with Karrikaburu coming on.
76' Barcelona are content to keep possession right now as the hosts struggle to escape their own half.
74' Well, Fati's introduction has changed the game for Barcelona. He's provided two sensational assists to crack this game wide open, when it was previously looking like an incredibly difficult match.
Jordi Alba
O. Dembélé
71' Barcelona tighten up by replacing Dembele with Alba.
Beñat Turrientes
David Silva
69' Silva hurries off with Benat coming on in his place.
M. Cho
T. Kubo
69' Kubo is replaced by Mohamed-Ali Cho in attack.
Robert Navarro
A. Isak
69' Sociedad respond with a triple sub: the first sees Isak head off for Roberto Navarro Munoz.
Ansu Fati
68' Fati gets his second assist within five minutes! This time, the attacker made a superb run to collect De Jong's pass before diverting it into the path of Lewandowski who made no mistake.
R. Lewandowski
68' GOAL! LEWANDOWSKI! 3-1. Barcelona get two in two minutes. An intricate move culminates with De Jong feeding Fati inside the box, with the ball ricocheting off the attacker and into the path of Lewandowski who coolly slots it into the bottom corner from eight yards!
Ansu Fati
66' Fati makes an instant impact. The visitors were craving a spark to open up Sociedad and Fati provides that with a superb piece of vision and execution to release Dembele.
O. Dembélé
66' GOAL! DEMBELE! 2-1. Barcelona retake the lead. Fati receives a pass on the edge of the box, before flicking an exquisite backheel through to Dembele to open up the Sociedad defence. The attacker takes a touch before lashing a superb low strike into the far corner and beyond Remiro from 12 yards!
65' Lewandowski brings down Dembele's cross before hitting an awkward 20-yard strike straight at Remiro.
64' Balde makes way for Raphinha in attack.
Ansu Fati
Ferran Torres
63' Barcelona make two changes as they look for fresh impetus. The first sees Torres depart with Fati coming on.
61' Barcelona continue to probe with long spells of possession inside the Sociedad half, but they can't quite find the space to create a chance.
59' The second half has picked up in the same vein as the first. Sociedad are looking the more threatening side, but you always sense a moment of magic from the visitors might open this game up.
57' Save! Merino finds space on the left-hand side of the box again and drills a vicious low strike that Ter Stegen parries to safety!
55' Barcelona scramble for a loose ball inside the Sociedad box, but Remiro pounces on it just in time.
53' Sociedad have a goal ruled out! Silva's deep free-kick evades everyone and nestles into the far corner of the net! However, the linesman calls for an offside, deeming that Munoz was interfering with play! Sociedad are furious, but it was the right call.
R. Araújo
Yellow Card
51' Kubo skips through the heart of the Barcelona midfield and for a moment it looks like he'll break through on goal! However, Araujo pulls him back to stop him from progressing and the referee shows a yellow card.
48' Barcelona begin the half with a solid spell of possession as they look to seize control of this game.
46' Sociedad kick off the second half.
Barcelona managed just 11 touches inside the Sociedad box in the first half, and they'll need to improve upon this after the break.
It's all square at half-time. This game burst into life within the opening minute when Lewandowski finished off a slick counter with a precise finish. But Sociedad quickly struck back when Isak beat Garcia to nudge an awkward finish past Ter Stegen. From there, the hosts had the better chances to grab an advantage but both Silva and Kubo wasted big chances. Barcelona had flashes of brilliance, but they've been largely subdued - they'll need to improve drastically after the break.
45' + 2' Lewandowski heads De Jong's cross straight into the arms of Remiro.
45' + 1' Two minutes of stoppage time is added.
45' SAVE! Sociedad miss a huge chance to take the lead! Merino gets to the byline and picks out Silva, who's all alone 10 yards out! The attacker places a firm shot towards the bottom corner, but Ter Stegen is able to get down low and tip it behind. The resulting corner amounts to nothing.
43' The visitors finally begin to mount some pressure with a succession of crosses, but Sociedad eventually regroup with a goal kick after Garcia heads wide.
R. Le Normand
Yellow Card
41' Le Normand is booked after tripping De Jong near the touchline.
38' Barcelona win a corner of their own and they work it short to Dembele. The attacker darts past two before hitting a 20-yard strike high and wide.
36' Isak drives to the byline, but this time Garcia is able to slide in and knock it behind. The resulting set-piece is worked towards Munoz on the edge of the box, but he makes a poor connection with his volley and Barcelona clear.
34' Le Normand clips a long, searching pass over the top looking for Isak. But it's slightly too powerful and Ter Stegen races out to collect it.
32' The hosts continue to knock it around confidently as both teams look to snatch control of this game.
30' The visitors push forward down the right, but Torres' cross is blocked. Since Lewandowski's early goal, they've struggled to create chances.
27' CHANCE! Sociedad come close to taking the lead. First, Merino gets free inside the box and unleashes a fierce, angled drive that Ter Stegen beats out. It falls to Kubo who can only drill his 18-yard effort wide of the target on the rebound! That was a narrow escape for the visitors.
25' Torres drills a strike wide from 25 yards.
23' Sociedad are more than matching the visitors at the moment and Xavi will be concerned with the output from his side right now.
Yellow Card
21' Elustondo bundles Balde over off the ball and earns himself a yellow card.
21' It's end-to-end stuff right now. First, an intricate Sociedad move ends with Kubo getting crowded out inside the box, before Dembele narrowly misses Lewandowski with a cross down the other side.
19' Munoz inadvertently hits a pass into the face of Balde and the defender requires treatment. He should be able to continue though.
17' The home fans are furious once again. Isak spins past Garcia on the edge of the box, prompting a clumsy foul, only for the referee to wave play on.
15' Lewandowski's goal ended a run of 360 minutes without a goal in LaLiga for Barcelona, their longest since going 326 minutes without scoring from 20th September 2003 to 26th October 2003.
13' Munoz tumbles off the ball following an altercation with Dembele and the home fans cry out for a red card. However, the referee and VAR remain unmoved and after a delay, play continues.
10' The hosts clear a corner and a succession of crosses from Dembele.
8' Well, it's an instant response from Sociedad. After the worst possible start, they've responded in superb fashion.
A. Isak
6' GOAL! ISAK! 1-1. Sociedad equalise. Kubo and Merino swarm De Jong in midfield and snatch possession back for the hosts. Silva quickly sends it through for Isak whose close-range strike deflects off Garcia and over Ter Stegen and in!
5' The hosts look to calm the game down with a long spell of defensive possession.
3' Well, that goal will settle any nerves for the visitors. Sociedad will need to have to fight to stay in this game now.
1' It was an excellent assist from Balde. The defender surged down the left and kept his composure before picking out Lewandowski near the penalty spot.
R. Lewandowski
1' GOAL! LEWANDOWSKI! 1-0. Barcelona take an instant lead. Sociedad appeal for a penalty at one end as Kubo goes down under De Jong's challenge, but the referee plays on and the visitors break. Balde leads a counter down the left flank, before rolling it towards Lewandowksi who clinically fires a first-time strike into the bottom corner from eight yards!
1' Barcelona kick off the first half.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Real Sociedad have not won any of their last 12 matches against Barcelona in LaLiga (D2 L10), their second longest-ever winless streak against the Blaugrana in the top-flight after the 17 between November 1952 and October 1960 (D3 L14).
Barcelona make three changes following their disappointing draw with Rayo Vallecano. Busquets is suspended so makes way for De Jong, while Raphinha and Alba make way for Dembele and Balde.
Sociedad make just one change after their win last week: Rico drops out for Munoz.
SUBS: Ansu Fati, Jordi Alba, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Pablo Torre, Sergi Roberto, Memphis Depay, Franck Kessie, Inaki Pena, Raphinha, Gerard Pique, Arnau Tenas, Miralem Pjanic.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Eric Garcia, Alejandro Balde; Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi; Ousmane Dembele, Robert Lewandowski, Ferran Torres.
SUBS: Benat Turrientes, Asier Illarramendi, Andoni Gorosabel, Roberto Navarro, Jon Karrikaburu, Ander Guevara, Mohamed Ali-Cho, Urko Gonzalez, Andoni Zubiaurri, Ander Barrenetxea, Jon Pacheco Dozagarat, Jon Ander Olasagasti.
REAL SOCIEDAD (4-3-1-2): Alex Remiro; Aritz Elustondo, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Aihen Munoz; Brais Mendez, Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino; David Silva; Alexander Isak, Takefusa Kubo.
Barcelona, meanwhile, will be looking to get their season up and running. They drew 0-0 at home to Rayo Vallecano in their opener and they’ll be desperate to record their first win of the season today.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this LaLiga fixture between Real Sociedad and Barcelona. The hosts won their season opener against Cadiz at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla and they’ll be looking to stun their opponents today with a famous victory.