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La Liga 2016/17: Real Sociedad 1-1 FC Barcelona: 5 Talking Points

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Real Sociedad dominated the game and were unlucky to come out of the game with just 1 point.

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 27:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona duels for the ball with Asier Illarramendi and Xabier Prieto of Real Sociedad during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and FC Barcelona at Estadio Anoeta on November 27, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
FC Barcelona were lucky to draw against Real Sociedad as the hosts made life difficult for them

FC Barcelona drew 1-1 against Real Sociedad last night as their worst La Liga run since Frank Rijkaard's regime continues. The Catalans paid a visit to their most dreaded stadium in San Sebastian, while Sociedad deserved more than a draw. Barcelona had their luck as they snatched a point from Sociedad despite playing almost second fiddle to the hosts.

Barcelona have their worst away record at the Anoeta and the supporters will now have to wait till the next season with a hope of breaking that jinx. Real Sociedad climbed up to fifth spot with a draw against Barcelona while the Catalans are now six points adrift of table toppers Real Madrid.

Let's take a look at the five talking points from the dramatic encounter between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona:


#1 The curse goes on

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 27:  Lionel Messi and Neymar of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and FC Barcelona at Estadio Anoeta on November 27, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Barcelona’s winless run away to Sociedad has now reached eight games

Anoeta has not been Barcelona’s favoured ground and they have always seemed to struggle at this stadium. Many have tried to find out the explanation behind it but there is no denying the fact that Sociedad have emerged as Barcelona's bogey team in the last decade.

The Catalans last won here in 2007 with the likes of Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino and now Luis Enrique failing to beat the Basque club.

Luis Enrique has his worst record against them losing twice against Sociedad with Barcelona and once with Celta Vigo. The dreaded run now stretches to eight games with Barcelona being absolutely hammered by the hosts last night and the Catalans were saved by a moment of magic from Neymar and a clinical finish from Lionel Messi.

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