Barcelona vs Real Sociedad ended up as a 5-2 win for FC Barcelona and an aggregate score of 6-2.
FC Barcelona: Jasper Cillessen, Sergi Roberto, Gerrard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Denis Suarez, Javier Mascherano, Andre Gomez, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr.
Real Sociedad: Rulli, Elustondo, Raul Navas, Inigo Martinez, Yuri, Illaramendi, Zurutuza, Carlos Vela, Xabi Prieto, Oyarzabal, Willian Jose.
FC Barcelona started the game with an advantage of a goal in the first leg at Anoeta last week. FC Barcelona didn’t manage a win at Anoeta Stadium since 2007. Neymar broke the curse by scoring a penalty which was the only goal scored on the night. The goal gave FC Barcelona the confidence that was missing from the start of the current season. Moreover, Real Madrid was eliminated by Celta Vigo from Copa Del Rey. This is a big relief for the coach Luis Enrique and club’s supporters.
With all these circumstances, Barcelona lined up with a confidence of the away goal lead and Real Madrid’s elimination. None of the regular starting XI midfielders started the game. Javier Mascherano, who is a natural defensive midfielder, substituted the injured Sergio Busquets. Moreover, Denis Suarez and Andre Gomez took the place of out of form Ivan Rakitic and injured Andres Iniesta, respectively.
Denis Suarez scored the opening goal of the goal of the game from Luis Suarez’s assist. He scored his first ever goal for Barcelona against Eibar 3 days back. He has now scored twice in 2 games after a rather dry run. Lionel Messi and Denis Suarez, both were the stars of the night for the Catalans.