Barça lost at Anoeta last season / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Real Sociedad host Barça on Saturday in a game that oozes tradition. There were several classic encounters at the old Atotxa stadium before the Basque club moved to its new home in 1993. Here we pick out four particularly notable matches from the last quarter of a century.

1992/93: Farewell to Atotxa (2-2)
Barça’s last ever game at Atotxa left a bittersweet taste in the mouth. They dropped a point in a duel that had looked as good as won, with the side managed by Johan Cruyff twice seeing goals cancelled out by Real’s Meho Kodro, the definitive 2-2 coming in the 88th minute.

1993/94: Losing debut at Anoeta (2-1)
Kodro also played a big role in Barça’s first trip to Anoeta on January 22, 1994. FCB were without Romario, who was suspended after an incident involving Simeone of Sevilla the week before. Another brace from Kodro doubled Barça’s solitary goal from Laudrup, and put further space between Barça and league leaders Deportivo.

2000/01: Six first half goals (0-6)
Under Serra Ferrer, Barça had not got off to the most convincing of starts either at home or in Europe, but this big win at Real Sociedad was a sign that things were finally coming into place. All of the goals came in the first half, from Rivaldo (2), Alfons (2), Luis Enrique and Simao finding the target in the biggest ever win for Barça in ‘txuri urdin’ territory.

2012/13: End of a famous streak (3-2)
Last season, Real Sociedad finally put an end to one of Barça’s most impressive runs ever. Under Tito Vilanova, they had set a league record by getting 55 of the 57 possible points. But despite taking a two-goal lead at Anoeta, the home side managed to pull back level and then grabbed a winner through Agirretxe in injury time.

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