When Barcelona travels to Real Sociedad on Saturday, October 4th, they’ll be looking to get over their Clasico loss. Division leaders Real Madrid defeated Xavi’s team 2-1 at home this past weekend, whereas Real Sociedad will go into the match fresh off a 1-0 Copa del Rey win against Bunol on Wednesday.
Barcelona was the only side in La Liga still undefeated going into the previous week, but that is now history. Facing Real Madrid, the Barcelona team got off to a strong start, leading 1-0 thanks to Ilkay Gundogan. However, two goals from Jude Bellingham was enough for Real Madrid to upset Barcelona, marking their third loss in their previous 6 matches. Barcelona now sits in 4h place, 4 points adrift of the leaders after the outcome.
In order to stay competitive, Xavi’s team must avoid excessive errors in the upcoming weeks. Fortunately, the club has managed to reduce its injury list just in preparation for their three critical matches versus Real Sociedad, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Alaves prior to the November international break.
Real Sociedad has played 11 La Liga games this season, winning 5, drawing 4, and losing 2. With 19 points, they are currently in 5th place in the standings, 5 points below fourth-place Barcelona. Carlos Fernandez‘s goal in the 67th minute of the match gave Imanol Alguacil‘s team a 1-0 victory over Bunol on Wednesday night, moving them forward in the Copa del Rey.
Real Sociedad is also having success in the Champions League this year. They lead Group D after winning all three of their first games in Group D versus Inter Milan, Red Bull Salzburg, and Benfica with 7 points. When Barcelona travels to San Sebastian, Imanol Alguacil will still be without a fourth of his injured players, with the likes of Álvaro Odriozola, André Silva, Kieran Tierney and Martín Merquelanz.
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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Game Information
- Date: 11/04/2023
- Time: 04:00 PM ET
- Location: Reale Arena (Donostia-San Sebastián).
- How to Watch Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv