This Sunday at 9.00pm CET, the Catalans go to the Reale Arena for a crunch Liga fixture
This Sunday, Barça are off to face Real Sociedad (9.00pm CET) at the Reale Arena, which is not a stadium where they have typically done well of late. But with the top of the league table as tight as it is, nothing less than three points will satisfy Ronald Koeman and his team.
Nine games unbeaten
Barça have not lost any of their last nine league games against Real Sociedad (seven wins and two draws). The last win for the Basques was in 2016 (1-0 with the only goal scored by Oyarzabal.
Spectacular away form
Barça have won their last eight games on the road, and in six of those games kept a clean sheet too. A win on Sunday would equal the team’s third best away run of all time. The best ever away run was 12 wins in a row between May 2010 and January 2011.
Sociedad strong at Reale Arena
Real have won their last three home fixtures, and a fourth win would be their best run since 2020.
Leo Messi and Real Sociedad
The Argentinian has been involved in 21 goals in his 22 games against the side from San Sebastian. He’s scored 14 himself and given assists for seven others.
Good record against Imanol Alguacil
Barça have faced this manager six times before and have won four of those games, drawn two and never lost.