- Today is also the 56th anniversary of the Camp Nou.
- Real Sociedad have lost on their last 15 visits to the FCB ground
- Last season’s game ended in 5-1 victory for the Catalans.
- Real have not won at the Camp Nou since 1990/91, when they beat the Dream Team, 3-1, who fielded a weakened team after already securing the title.
- From 2007 to 2010, Real went three season without playing Barça because they were in the second division.
- The all-time balance in this fixture is 49 wins for Barça, 16 draws and 18 wins for Real Sociedad.
- Barça are looking to start their season with 6 straight wins, something they have only done five times before.
- The previous managers to achieve the feat have been Bellamy (29/30), Cruyff (90/91), Van Gaal (97/98), Guardiola (09/10) and Vilanova (12/13).