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Live Reporting

Saj Chowdhury

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    That is that for now.

    The report of this match will appear on the BBC European Football site shortly.

    Thanks for reading.


    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    It wasn't emphatic, but it's three points for Barca.

    Six more to win the title.


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    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Barca are again making life very difficult for themselves in these closing moments.

    Willian Jose tries to thread the ball through but the ball is just about cut out.

    The home side will hang on to all three points.


    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    (A minimum of) Four minutes.


    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Arturo Vidal is replaced by Sergi Roberto - the Chilean worked his backside off.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    The corner is cleared and Barca break but Arturo Vidal's cross from the right, intended for Luis Suarez, is too strong.

    Two minutes to go.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Real Sociedad are really making this an uncomfortable final few minutes for the home side.

    Barca are finding it hard to get out of their half!

    Once they do Luis Suarez plays the ball to partner-in-crime Lionel Messi, who perhaps takes one twist too many and has the ball nicked off him on the edge of the area.

    Corner at the other end now.

  8. Fair to say Alba was happy with that goal

    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Jordi Alba
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    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Luis Suarez finds Ivan Rakitic who gallops into the area on the left, but his shot smacks the side-netting. Once again pressure from Mikel Merino's pressing forced Rakirtic to rush his shot.

    The ex-Magpie has performed well.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Barcelona are 15 minutes away from regaining their nine-point advantage.

    There is that feeling that they need a third though.

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    Sokanlu Babatunde: This match must win for Barca no complacency please


    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Ousmane Dembele is replaced by Philippe Coutinho, who comes on to rapturous applause.

    OK then, a ripple.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez play another great one-two, this time keeper Gero Rulli races out just in time to put off Messi. The Sociedad keeper gets one in the face for his troubles.

    He's OK though.

  14. GOAL - Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

    Jordi Alba

    Jordi Alba cuts inside from the left, finds himself inside the area before firing a brilliant low shot inside Gero Rulli's far post.

    A superb strike.

    The VAR team have a look to see if Ousmane Dembele was in an offside position which would have interfered with the line of sight of the keeper, but apparently it didn't.

    As you were.

  15. GOAL - Barcelona 1-1 Real Sociedad



    Mikel Merino's through-balls finally results in a goal.

    Juanmi, who had a spell at Southampton, is found brilliantly by the former Newcastle player's pass.

    I think we have another...

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    Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad

    Diego Llorente sticks a foot out in the nick of time to stop Lionel Messi's dazzling run in the area ending with a goal.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad

    Mikel Merino races back into his own area to dispossess Ousmane Dembele - just the sort of pace we all saw at St James'.

    Moments later, Dembele curls a low strike just wide of Gero Rulli's far post.


    Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad

    Arthur on the rocks here!

    He's replaced by Sergio Busquets.


    Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad

    Igor Zubeldia hobbles off and is replaced by Luca Sangalli.

    Moments later. Jordi Alba and Marc-Andre ter Stegen get in a mix-up in the area, but get away with it.

  20. GOOD SAVE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad

    One for the cameraphones.

    Ruben Pardo's wallop from 25 yards takes a deflection off the calf of Nelson Semedo - it appears to be going wide but Marc-Andre ter Stegen makes a diving save anyway.