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Live Reporting

Emlyn Begley

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  1. Do Barca have hope against Juventus?

    I watched Barcelona's game against Celta Vigo - a 5-0 win - in their final match before the Paris St-Germain Champions League game and thought they were so impressive they had a chance against the French champions. They won that one 6-1 to qualify.

    They face Juventus on Wednesday, needing to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit. I've not seen anything today to suggest they will do that.

    And on that note, it's time to leave you for the evening. Come back and join us tomorrow when we discover how Tony Adams' life as a La Liga manager will begin as Granada take on Celta Vigo at 19:45 BST.

  2. FULL-TIME - Barcelona 3-2 Real Sociedad

    Barcelona beat Real Sociedad to stay within three points of Real Madrid going into next Sunday's El Clasico. But they were poor.

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    Barcelona keeping the ball in the corner. Which tells its own story.

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    Luis Suarez almost seals it for Barcelona but he's denied by the keeper, who comes off his line.

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    Esteban Granero finds Yuri Berchiche in space, but he fires high and wide from the edge of the box. Was that Real Sociedad's big chance?


    It doesn't feel like an equaliser is coming for Real Sociedad. They deserve one, but I'm not sure they have the momentum now.

    Three minutes added on.

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    Barcelona just have no cutting edge coming forward and Real Sociedad see the ball out for a goal-kick.


    Real Sociedad come forward and Gerard Pique has to take one for the team. He holds onto Mikel Oyarzabal for a few seconds to stop him getting away and is booked.

    From the free-kick, Pique heads the ball back to his keeper.

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    Lionel Messi goes on a brilliant run into the box, beating two or three defenders on the way, but he's bounced off the ball in the area. He wants a penalty, doesn't get one.

    Then Denis Suarez has an effort but it's straight at the keeper.

    Lionel Messi goes down but isn't awarded a penalty

    Real Sociedad bring on Esteban Granero, once of Real Madrid and QPR, in midfield. David Zurutuza is replaced.

    Time is running out for the visitors now.

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    Real Sociedad come forward again but Sergio Canales can't quite wriggle into enough free space in the box.

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    Barcelona have a couple of corners in quick succession, and Ivan Rakitic has a shot which goes out for a throw-in.

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    Real Sociedad have a chance to get in behind Barcelona's defence but Mikel Oyarzabal's pass over the top isn't good enough.

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    Ivan Rakitic almost wraps the game up for Barcelona in what is a rare attack but Geronimo Rulli is able to hold onto his 20-yard shot.

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    You often think not many Premier League players would get into the Barcelona side, but if Paco Alcacer, Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez can all get regular gametime...


    Real Sociedad make a change up from as 21-year-old Jon Bautista replaces Willian Jose.

    And now Barca bring off Paco Alcacer for Denis Suarez.

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    It's all Real Sociedad at the moment - they've had more shots (13-12) and more efforts on target (7-6).

    Can the Europa League chasers, who have fully recovered now from David Moyes' reign, find the equaliser they deserve?

    Real Scoided boss Eusebio Sacristan
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    To be honest, when Lionel Messi made it 2-0 with two goals within 37 minutes, I thought the real question today was how many goals would he end up with. Now it's just a case of hanging on.

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    Real Sociedad go so close to scoring goal of the season. Asier Illarramendi stands over a free-kick 50 yards out and sees Marc-Andre ter Stegen off his line. He pumps an effort towards goal which the German keeper has to tip over the bar.

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    A possession statistic has just popped up on screen. Barcelona have actually had less of the ball than Real Sociedad (49-51%). You don't see that often.

    Yuri Berchiche tackles Ivan Rakitic