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  1. Real Sociedad hit woodwork twice, have goal wrongly ruled out
  2. Barca have not won in eight away games at Real Sociedad now
  3. Barcelona are six points behind Real Madrid
  4. El Clasico is next weekend

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for joining us today for a thoroughly entertaining game. It's rare Barcelona are lucky to pick up a point against a side not from Madrid. But that was the case today.

Join us next weekend for El Clasico, which has the annoying kick-off time of 15:15 GMT.

Real Sociedad put in one of the performances of the season and dominated Barcelona here. They won on possession (52%-48%), shots (17-10), shots on target (6-2) and corners (8-6).

But as good as they were, they could not find a second goal. Well not one the referee would allow anyway. 

If Barca play like that next weekend, against Real Madrid's more clinical finishers, they will lose - and they will be nine points adrift.

For Barcelona, it is their eighth attempt without a win in away games with Real Sociedad. Unless they have another chance in the cup this season, that run will now stretch a decade. 

They last won at Anoeta in May 2007.

And crucially they are now six points behind Real Madrid going into next Saturday's meeting with their arch-rivals.

Real Sociedad, who miss the chance to go into the Champions League places, were so unlucky not to win today - Carlos Vela hit the woodwork twice and Juanmi had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside. It wasn't even close.


Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona


Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba picks up a late yellow card. 

The Real Sociedad keeper is up and can play on. We're past the time added on now.


Killing time now? Real Sociedad keeper Geronimo Rulli is down and wants treatment. He collided with one of his own players.

We're in two minutes of stoppage time but there will be more.

Esteban Granero, who used to play for Real Madrid, is averaging a shot a minute since coming on, the latest effort flies over.


Real Sociedad really are going for a winner here, but Esteban Granero's shot is straight at keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. 

La Real's David Zurutuza is now booked for taking out Lionel Messi. Not long left.

Lionel Messi

Real Sociedad midfielder Esteban Granero's first touch of the ball since May results in a shot over the bar from 20 yards.


Just before that change, Denis Suarez got booked for a foul on Carlos Vela, who has looked like a world beater today.


Real Sociedad make their final change as Esteban Granero, once of QPR, comes on for his first appearance of the season. He replaces Mikel Oyarzabal in midfield.


Carlos Vela hits the woodwork for the second time. Barcelona's defence stand off and let him shoot, his effort from the edge of the box clips the base of the post. Real Sociedad have been so good here, they really should be ahead.

Luis Suarez blazes a shot over from inside the box. He's had a really poor game.

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Kyle:  The way Barcelona have defended this weekend is very worrying ahead of next weekend's clash with Real Madrid. 

If they play like this next weekend, they will lose 5-0

Barcelona have one of their best chances of the game as Denis Suarez goes around the keeper but his effort is cleared off the line.

And from the corner, Javier Mascherano heads wide.


I'm upgrading that last entry. We've just seen a replay. Real Sociedad should be ahead. Carlos Vela's shot didn't cross the line, but Juanmi - who tapped home the rebound seconds after coming on - was miles onside when Vela hit his shot. 


Real Sociedad are so close to going ahead again. Carlos Vela has a go from 20 yards and it hits the crossbar - it must go close to being over the line. The rebound is slammed home, but ruled out for offside. Vela's shot would have counted though.


A standing ovation as goalscorer Willian Jose comes off for Real Sociedad. Juanmi, a summer signing from Southampton, comes on.

Willian Jose

The ball breaks to Neymar at the edge of the box, but he curls his shot high and wide. Either side could win this now.



Real Sociedad make a change with attacking midfielder Sergio Canales, once of Real Madrid, replacing captain Xabi Prieto.

Real Sociedad putting together a great passing move, but their player slips just as he's about to shoot and it's wide.

Lionel Messi has scored five goals with his last seven shots on target for Barcelona.

It's a really open game, last-ditch tackles at both ends. There are 25 minutes for Barcelona to win at Real Sociedad for the first time in almost 10 years. There are 25 minutes for La Real to beat Barca for the FIFTH home league meeting in a row.

Luis Suarez is through on goal, goes around the goalkeeper and taps home. But he's offside, the whistle went before his shot.

There's not much between the sides now. Barcelona have been much better than they were, but they aren't outplaying Real Sociedad at all.

Unlucky for Real Sociedad, Willian Jose goes past Gerard Pique but loses his balance just as he's about to pull the trigger.

GOAL - Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona

Lionel Messi

It's totally against the run of play but Barcelona are level. Neymar skips past a defender or two on the left wing and crosses to Lionel Messi, who takes a touch around the penalty spot before smashing the ball home. Good goal - but not reflective of the game at all. 

Messi and Neymar celebrate

Has that goal acted as a wake-up call to Barcelona? Not at all. For the second time Jordi Alba, who almost came off injured earlier on, denies Carlos Vela.


It's almost 2-0 to Real Sociedad but Jordi Alba's last-ditch tackle denies Carlos Vela. Barca have looked as bad as I've ever seen them.

Javier Mascherano was booked for a foul moments after the goal by the way.

Jordi Alba

GOAL - Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona

Willian Jose

Real Sociedad finally deservedly lead. It's an absolute defensive shambles from Barcelona.

Carlos Vela goes past Javier Mascherano, who should do much better. His shot is saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but only as far as Willian Jose. 

The Brazilian, who once had a loan spell at Real Madrid, heads towards goal from the edge of the box and Gerard Pique kicks the ball into his own net, possibly with his injured foot.

It's Willian Jose's goal though.

Real Sociedad celebrate

Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal is down injured after a challenge with Denis Suarez and it looks like he might have to come off.

Meanwhile, Barca defender Gerard Pique is getting extra strapping on his leg. Marlon warms up again.

Barcelona have their first shot on target as Neymar fires in the 20-yard free-kick but Geronimo Rulli denies him with a good diving save. Better from the visitors.

A rare dribble by Neymar in this game results in a free-kick as he's pulled back. Barca pass the ball around for a while from the free-kick before winning a set-piece in a possible shooting location.

Carlos Martinez and Neymar

Denis Suarez's first act is to play a fairly weak backpass to Marc-Andre ter Stegen, which the Barcelona keeper clears just before he's closed down. A bright start to this first half too from Real Sociedad.


Real Sociedad 0-0 Barcelona

The second half is under way now.


Well, Barcelona do make a half-time change, but it's not one of their struggling defenders. Ivan Rakitic is replaced by Denis Suarez in midfielder. A bit of a surprise switch.