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Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Live Score and Commentary

Barcelona
FT
3 - 2
Real Sociedad
L. Messi 17'
L. Messi 37'
Paco Alcácer 44'
42' S. Umtiti (OG)
45'+1' Xabi Prieto
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It was an absolute pleasure to bring all the updates live from Camp Nou of what was certainly one of the best games of La Liga so far this season. This is Shaurya Vineet signing off. 
If you have any comments or feedback, feel free to get in touch with me on Twitter @ShauryaVineet.
Until Wednesday night, when Barcelona will look to overturn an improbable 3-0 deficit against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League, adios and take care.
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It all started with Lionel Messi scoring an absolute peach of a strike from outside of the box to beat Rulli. The Argentine then scored one of the scrappiest goals of his life as the ball took a touch off him and nestled into the back of the net. What followed was 5 minutes of pure madness as 3 goals were scored in this time frame. First it was Martinez who pulled one back for the away side before Paco Alcacer scored a rare goal after being set up by Messi. Xabi Prieto then made things further interesting when he beat Ter Stegen with a neat strike to make it 3-2 as the two teams went back at half-time.
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It is a huge surprise how either side didn't score in the second half. With the scoreline reading 3-2 at half-time it was evenly poised for either side to come out and grab the game by the scruff of the neck. However, some poor finishing by Sociedad mostly and a lack of conviction allowed Luis Enrique's side take the 3 points.
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90+3' PEEP PEEP PEEP! Full-Time: Barcelona 3-2 Real Sociedad
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90+2' OHHH!!! Suarez almost makes it 4-2 but Rulli is there to deny the former Liverpool man. Suarez latched on to an inch-perfect ball from Iniesta, the Uruguayan takes a touch before trying to beat Rulli but the Argentine makes himself big and the shot is straight at him. Messi was just behind Suarez and a simple layoff could have seen the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner complete another hat-trick but it was not to be.
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90+1' Ohhh, Yuri almost scores the equaliser. The left-back broke into the Barca box before attempting to beat Ter Stegen with a powerful strike but it is over the bar.
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90' 3 minutes of added time
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More on that Messi foul. Messi drove into the box looking to deal further damage to Real Sociedad, the Argentine nutmegs a defender before getting tangled with Martinez and it was just unfortunate.
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2 minutes plus added time left in the game.
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88' Yellow Card: Gerard Pique is booked for tugging on to Oyarzabal's shirt. Barcelona needs to be careful.
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86' Messi goes down inside the box and the referee waves play on. The Argentine was not appealing after coming off second best in a challenge with Martinez but Suarez is furious.
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It is all building up for an epic finish. Can Barcelona hold on to their slim lead? Can Real Sociedad end their wretched run at Camp Nou?
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84' Substitution: Final roll of the dice by Eusebio as he throws former Real Madrid star Esteban Granero to take Zurutuza's place.
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83' Barcelona take a short free-kick and Rakitic drives across the edge of the box before trying to beat Rulli from range with a left-footed striker but it is way off target and almost reaches the corner flag.
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Less than 10 minutes plus stoppage time to go here. The first half saw the two teams score 4 goals in the last 9 minutes of the half. Let's hope for a repeat of it.
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81' Rulli denies Rakitic, after the Croatian let one fly towards goal from distance. The Argentine doesn't gather clearly and Messi darts to capitalise on his mistake but Rulli recovers in time.
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80' Substitution: Barcelona follow suit as Alcacer is replaced by Denis Suarez. Is Luis Enrique hoping to shut up shop. Will this prove to be a costly mistake?
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79' Substitution: Willian is taken off by Eusebio with Jon coming on to take his place.
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78' Sociedad continue to cross balls into the box hoping to find a way past Ter Stegen, they haven't had the luck so far but don't rule anything out.
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Luis Enrique is seen barking instructions to Paco Alcacer on the touchline. The Spaniard has been anonymous in the second half so far, can he make the difference for Barcelona tonight?
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Barcelona have struggled to assert their dominance on the game in the second half and Sociedad have more than a couple of good chances. Who will score next? Is there a late flourish on the cards?
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72' ALMOST A CRAZY CRAZY GOAL FOR REAL SOCIEDAD. The away side have a free-kick some 40 yards from goal, Illaramendi - to the surprise of many - took a shot from that distance which caught Ter Stegen unaware and the German has to back peddle and rise to keep the shot from sneaking into the top corner. What a cheeky attempt from the former Real Madrid man.
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70' Barcelona let a ball go out, thinking it is a goal kick. However, to their surprise it is a corner and Pique is bemused as he carries a cheeky grin on his face.
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69' Substitution: Luis Enrique decides to bring on Andres Iniesta and Andre Gomes comes off for the Spaniard. Can Barcelona hold on to their lead? There are goals in this game, a couple of them.
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68' Yellow Card: Luis Suarez is booked for an elbow on Martinez.
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Barcelona need to wake up now. 
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66' Barcelona are on the ropes here. Two back-to-back chances for Sociedad but they fail to equalise. Oyarzabal is the first one to not take a shot after receiving a cross from the right but his touch is not good enough. Then Yuri pings a cross across the face of Barcelona's goal and the cross just evades a sliding Willian before it is cleared. One tough and it was a goal.
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65' Oyarzabal is released into the box and he should take a shot with only Ter Stegen left to beat, however, he tries to cross it to his team-mate but the pass is undercooked and Barcelona survive.
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62' Substitution: The away side make the first change of the night as Vela is replaced by Sergio Canales.
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62' Luis Suarez tries to hold off a challenge from Navas but the Uruguayan is unable to shake him off. He is not having the best of times at Barcelona, he has struggled in recent weeks and tonight has been no different.
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59' Real Sociedad sense they can pull off an upset here. They are testing the frail Barcelona defence by sending all sorts of through balls for Vela, Willian and company to get on to.
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56' Luis Suarez and Inigo Martinez are involved in a small scuffle after the duo went down while chasing a through ball.
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55' It is that man again, Lionel Andres Messi, who looks to be on a mission tonight. He was very frustrated and angry in the loss to Juventus and the anger is visible in his game. He gets the ball in the middle of the park and jogs his way to the edge of the Sociedad box before trying to find Alcacer's run but it is blocked. Messi really is in the mood tonight.
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52' Messi cannot get his shot away or that was his hat-trick, right there. Roberto is released down the right and the full-back plays a perfect cross into the path of Messi - who is not afforded enough space by the opposition's defence to get his shot away and another chance goes begging.
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Just before the foul by Illaramendi, there was a comical moment at the Camp Nou as Rulli slipped while trying to receive a back pass from Yuri, the Argentine was under pressure from Suarez and has to clear while ensuring that the Uruguayan doesn't get on the end of it.
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49' Yellow Card: Illaramendi is booked for a foul on who else but Lionel Messi.
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48' Barcelona's defence is opened up by Sociedad as they play a through ball to Prieto, the captain gets it under control and tries to lay it off for a teammate but Barcelona clear.
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Both sides decide to make no changes for the second half. Expect this to be a high-scoring affair.
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Let's hope it is as frantic as the first half.
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46' And we are underway after the restart.
Piqué
88'
84'
Granero
Zurutuza
Denis Suárez
Paco Alcácer
79'
79'
Jon Bautista
Willian José
Iniesta
André Gomes
69'
L. Suárez
68'
62'
Canales
C. Vela
49'
Illarramendi
45'+1'
Xabi Prieto
assist: Willian José
Paco Alcácer
assist: L. Messi
44'
42'
S. Umtiti (Own Goal)
Paco Alcácer
41'
L. Messi
37'
L. Messi
assist: L. Suárez
17'
7'
C. Vela
Tournament La Liga 2016-17 - Week 32
Stadium Camp Nou
Match time Sun, 16 Apr 2017, 12:15 AM
Real Sociedad (4-2-3-1)
Eusebio Sacristán Mena (Manager)
1
M. ter Stegen
18
Jordi Alba
23
S. Umtiti
3
Piqué
20
Sergi Roberto
5
Busquets
4
I. Rakitić
21
André Gomes
10
L. Messi
17
Paco Alcácer
9
L. Suárez
1
G. Rulli
19
Yuri
6
Íñigo Martínez
22
Raúl Navas
20
Joseba Zaldúa
17
Zurutuza
4
Illarramendi
18
Mikel Oyarzabal
10
Xabi Prieto
11
C. Vela
12
Willian José
Real Sociedad (4-2-3-1)
Eusebio Sacristán Mena (Manager)
Barcelona Subs
6
Denis Suárez
8
Iniesta
13
J. Cillessen
19
L. Digne
24
J. Mathieu
28
Carles Aleñà
39
Marc Cardona
Real Sociedad Subs
8
Granero
15
Aritz Elustondo
16
Canales
25
Toño
26
Jon Bautista
27
Igor Zubeldía
32
K. Rodrigues
54% POSSESSION 46%
16 SHOTS 14
9 SHOTS ON GOAL 7
15 FOULS 17
5 CORNERS 4
2 OFFSIDES 5
3 YELLOW CARDS 2
0 RED CARDS 0
6 SAVES 6
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 34 25 6 3 53 81
2 Barcelona 34 24 6 4 68 78
3 Atlético Madrid 35 21 8 6 40 71
4 Sevilla 34 20 8 6 20 68
5 Villarreal 35 18 9 8 24 63
6 Real Sociedad 35 19 4 12 6 61
7 Athletic Club 34 18 5 11 10 59
8 Eibar 34 14 9 11 7 51
9 Espanyol 34 13 11 10 1 50
10 Deportivo Alavés 34 11 12 11 -8 45
11 Celta de Vigo 33 13 5 15 -5 44
12 Valencia 35 11 7 17 -11 40
13 Málaga 34 10 9 15 -9 39
14 Las Palmas 35 10 9 16 -14 39
15 Real Betis 34 10 7 17 -16 37
16 Deportivo La Coruña 34 7 10 17 -20 31
17 Leganés 34 7 9 18 -21 30
18 Sporting Gijón 35 5 9 21 -32 24
19 Granada 35 4 8 23 -46 20
20 Osasuna 34 3 9 22 -47 18
Champions League
Champions League Qualification
Europa League
Europa League Qualification
Relegation
Updated: Apr 16, 2017 02:16 AM | Published: Apr 16, 2017 01:55 AM