Saturday September 10, 2011 Day 3 Finished Anoeta

Real Sociedad 2 - 2 FC Barcelona

  • Agirretxe 60’
  • Griezmann 61’
  • Xavi 10’
  • Fábregas 11’

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  1. Barcelona squander two-goal lead

    Barcelona squander two-goal lead

    Real Sociedad came from two goals down to claim a creditable 2-2 draw with Barcelona in their Liga clash at the Anoeta. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Sociedad
    • FC Barcelona
    • 90'+3 And that's the final whistle! Real Sociedad have come back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2!! What a match! And thanks for joining us!
    • 90'+3 Messi goes down in the box under Cadamuro's challenge! No penalty and the Argentine is booked for diving!
    • 90'+2 We're in the second of three added minutes.
    • 90'+1 In comes the corner! MARTINEZ!! Sees his header rebound off a defender and away to safety. Barcelona are rocking!
    • 90' Last minute. Busquets with a studs-up challnge on Aranburu. Free-kick played out wide. Zurutuza gets in behind! Alves with the vital header diverts it behind with Martinez waiting!
    • 88' Aranburu tries a speculative effort that flies high and wide. But that's where Real want the ball, far away at the Barca end!
    • 87' Iniesta is on for Fontas. Missed that one among the Real subs on 80 minutes.
    • 86' Still Barcelona press. Thumped into touch by a no-nonsense Real midfield.
    • 85' Five minutes left as Aranburu gets a kick in the head for his trouble. Brave play by the Real sub.
    • 84' There is a wall of blue and white in front of Barcelona. The visitors opt for the ball over top for Villa to chase. Bravo is out like a Chilean whippet to claim!
    • 82' Corner for Barcelona. Punched away by Bravo.
    • 81' Yellow card for Cadamuro after Messi is tugged back.
    • 80' There's the change. Two changes in fact.Mikel Aranburu is on for Mariga and it's Carlos vela who replaces the injured Agirretxe.
    • 79' There are 10 minutes remaining. Plenty of time for one more twist.
    • 79' Meanwhile Valdes switches off and has to react as the ball rolls towards his goal after Sociedad give the ball back! Almost a third in bizarre circumstances!
    • 78' That's a worry for Real. Agirretxe looks in pain. He's signalled to the bench and his day may be over.
    • 77' Griezmann hoping to get on the end of Agirrexte's cross. Too far and Valdes will collect
    • 76' Messi now as Barcelona step on the gas. Martinez blocks his first effort and then Bravo dives on the ball as Messi rushes in.
    • 75' Again Fabregas comes forward. He was doubtful for this match but has looked like he was born to play in this side today.
    • 73' Adriano and Messi link up. Tries to find Fabregas, but there's Estrada to mop up the danger.
    • 72' Fabregas is robbed by Illarramendi. No way through this time though for Real.
    • 70' PEDRO!! Alves cuts it back but Pedro's shot is high and wide! Good chance for the visitors!
    • 69' Sub for Real. Liassine Cadamuro is on. Defensive change for Prieto. Looks like Montanier is going to go for the draw!
    • 67' Zurutuza was booked in the aftermath of Real's second goal for demanding the red card for Busquets.
    • 66' Free-kick to Barcelona in a good position. MESSI takes it!! Watched all the way by Bravo!
    • 64' It's Real with their tails up now as the offside flag breaks up another Sociedad attack.
    • 63' And instant reaction by Guardiola. Messi is on for Thiago!
    • 61' Just seen the replay and Busquets handled the ball to deflect it on the bar! Looks like the ref has given him the benefit of the doubt and the Barcelona midfielder is lucky to stay on the pitch! Amazing passage of play!
    • 60' And Villa with a suicidal back pass from inside the Real half finds only Agirretxe!! He beats Valdes! Fires goalwards! Busquets looks to have handled it as the ball hits the bar! Griezmann follows up!! GOAL REAL!! 2-2!!
    • 59' GOAL REAL!! Prieto with the cross and Agirretxe turns away from his defender to head beyond Valdes. Game on!
    • 58' Better by Sociedad. Griezmann drives down the Barcelona left and gets his cross in. Valdes reacts fastest and clutches the ball to his chest.
    • 57' In it comes from Asier Illarramendi. Valdes with a simple claim and in fact the ball curled out of play before it reached the keeper.
    • 56' Boos ring out around the Anoeta as Barcelona amble forward again Too lazy as Real counter! Corner!
    • 55' More keepball by Barca. Finally gets to Pedro on the right. He cuts inside, lets loose with a left foot strike!. Didn't get the power he wanted and Bravo will gather.
    • 54' Still Barcelona press. Mariga gets it away and Seydou Keita commits the foul. Some relief for Real.
    • 52' Again the ball over the top. Pedro again races after it. This time the Real defence react in time.
    • 51' VILLA! Cuts inside Estrada! Scuffs his shot and that's a simple pick up for Bravo.
    • 50' Too much on that one by Xavi Hernadez. But Real have handed possession back to the visitors!
    • 49' Villa is on hand deep in his own half to snuff out another Real sortie. Now Barcelona can come forward.
    • 48' Finds Agirretxe, great strength by the Real man, turns Alves, SHOOTS!! Just wide of Valdes' goal! Superb play!
    • 47' That's a loose clearance by Valdes under little pressure! Throw to Real.
    • 46' And Real get us back underway! No changes at the break.
    • 45'+1 And that IS the whistle! Barcelona are well on top and lead Real Sociedad 2-0 at the break!
    • 45' The referee signals one minute of stoppage time.
    • 44' We've had to wait two minutes before the break for Real's first shot on goal! Barcelona have been in charge as soon as Xavi broke the deadlock!
    • 43' This is better by Sociedad, poor header by Alves, finds only Antoine Griezmann who heads to XABI PRIETO!! Volleys! But Valdes had everything behind that one!!
    • 42' Knocked forward but it's Barcelona who win possession again. They're playing it around in their own half to the dismay of the Real crowd. It's eventually played forward but that's wayward and out for a Real throw.
    • 41' Thiago again with a bundling challenge. Real free-kick
    • 40' Five minutes of the half remaining. Can the Erreala get something back before the break?
    • 39' Real have clearly learned nothing from the two Barcelona have scored. They will be on a hiding to nothing if this continues. The defence don't know whether to stick or twist!
    • 38' Fabregas with the ball over the top. No offside! Pedro is on to it, beats the keeper to the ball but his chip has no control and Real will clear the danger!
    • 37' Foot up by Thiago on David Zurutuza. Free-kick for Real. Zurutuza isd the likely recipient. Looks for the big man, but he tumbles over Fontas. No foul.
    • 36' Villa has Adriano outside. Plays it off the ref instead! Now the ball finds Adriano. In comes the cross - headed away!
    • 34' Poor free-kick. Valdes still has to wait to make a save in anger.
    • 33' Free-kick for Real after McDonald Mariga goes down. It's wide on the left and offers Real the first chance to test Victor Valdes.
    • 32' Ball over the top for Barcelona and that's narrowly offside. Good decision by the assistant. Just.
    • 31' And Sanchez is off. On comes David Villa. Good sub to have in your armoury!
    • 30' Alexis Sanchez goes down this time. Dani Estrada challenging for the ball but it looks like Alexis' day may be over. No malice in the challenge though.
    • 29' Comes to nothing and the visitors again spray the ball around their own half to boos around the Anoeta.
    • 28' Scrappy period of play as Real come away with Agirretxe. Free-kick Real this time. Alexis Sanchez the man at fault.
    • 27' And immediately Alves hits the deck. Another Barcelona free-kick.
    • 26' Clumsy challenge on Pedro. Free-kick to Barcelona.
    • 25' This time the Chilean international claims well. That'll give him a confidence boost.
    • 23' Just looking again at the second goal. Looks like Bravo should have held Pedro's scuffed effort.
    • 22' We're halfway through the match already as Bravo punches clear. Barcelona well in control at the moment.
    • 20' Still Barcelona play it around their half. Real are happy to stand off at the moment.
    • 18' The ball's safely back with Bravo. The keeper must wonder what happened in that two minute blitz which has put Barcelona firmly in the driving seat.
    • 16' The ball certainly hit Fontas' hand. Ball to hand says the ref.
    • 15' Imanol Agirretxe goes down in the box under the attentions of Foontas. No penalty says the ref!
    • 13' Barcelona dominating possession. Hardly surprising with the start they've given themsleves and Pep Guardiola!
    • 11' This is turning into a nightmare for Real boss Phillipe Montanier already!
    • 10' GOAL BARCELONA!! Two in two minutes. Fabregas again beats the offside trap, finds Pedro Rodgriguez, his shot is blocked but Fabregas follows up to slide the ball home!! 2-0 Barcelona!!
    • 9' And how! GOAL BARCELONA!! Ball over the top to Fabregas. He's onside and sprays the ball over to Xavi who puts the visitors ahead!
    • 8' This is better by Barcelona. They're beginning to get a grip on the midfield.
    • 7' The visitors have been reduced to long balls at teh moment. Again Claudio Bravo is there in the Real goal to collect the loose ball.
    • 6' Ball looking for Cesc Fabregas. But the ex-Arsenal man is under pressure and can't pick up the ball.
    • 4' This has been a good start by Real. The Barcelona defence have been pegged back in these early stages.
    • 3' Long bal lin by Sociedad. That's good efending by the visitors and they can come away again.
    • 3' Early booking for Daniel Alves after taking out Alberto de la Bella.!
    • 2' Barcelona with a less than confident start. Ball straight out of play hands possession to Real.
    • 1' And we're underway at the Anoeta!
    • 16:55 And the teams are in! REAL SOCIEDAD: Bravo, Estrada, Demidov, I Martinez, De la Bella, Mariga, Illarramendi, Zurutza, Prieto, Agirretxe, Griezmann, Subs: Zubikarai, M Gonzalez, Cademuro, Aranburu, Pardo, Vela, Ifran /// BARCELONA: Valdes, Alves, Busquets, Fontas, Adriano, Keita, Xavi, Thiago, Fabregas, Pedro, Sanchez. Subs: Pinto, Puyol, Mascherano, Abidal, Iniesta, Messi, Villa.
    • 16:42 Diego Ifran and a penalty from Xabi Prieto saw the hosts come back to take the points following Thiago Alcantara's first half opener, although Pep Guardiola had rested a number of players before the Blaugrana's Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid.
    • 16:39 While Pep Guardiola's side are clear favourites to take the points prior to this match, the manager has every reason to be wary after the Txuri-urdin stunned his side with a 2-1 win at the end of April.
    • 16:33 But it was arch-rivals Real Madrid who took the early plaudits by going one better with a 6-0 thrashing of Real Zaragoza.
    • 16:30 Barcelona could have been forgiven for thinking their 5-0 thumping of last season's fourth-placed finishers Villareal would see them top La Liga after this campaign's opening fixtures.
    • 16:24 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of all the action from the La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Barcelona at the Anoeta.
  • Summary

    • 90'+1 In comes the corner! MARTINEZ!! Sees his header rebound off a defender and away to safety. Barcelona are rocking!
    • 90' Last minute. Busquets with a studs-up challnge on Aranburu. Free-kick played out wide. Zurutuza gets in behind! Alves with the vital header diverts it behind with Martinez waiting!
    • 88' Aranburu tries a speculative effort that flies high and wide. But that's where Real want the ball, far away at the Barca end!
    • 70' PEDRO!! Alves cuts it back but Pedro's shot is high and wide! Good chance for the visitors!
    • 66' Free-kick to Barcelona in a good position. MESSI takes it!! Watched all the way by Bravo!
    • 60' And Villa with a suicidal back pass from inside the Real half finds only Agirretxe!! He beats Valdes! Fires goalwards! Busquets looks to have handled it as the ball hits the bar! Griezmann follows up!! GOAL REAL!! 2-2!!
    • 59' GOAL REAL!! Prieto with the cross and Agirretxe turns away from his defender to head beyond Valdes. Game on!
    • 51' VILLA! Cuts inside Estrada! Scuffs his shot and that's a simple pick up for Bravo.
    • 48' Finds Agirretxe, great strength by the Real man, turns Alves, SHOOTS!! Just wide of Valdes' goal! Superb play!
    • 43' This is better by Sociedad, poor header by Alves, finds only Antoine Griezmann who heads to XABI PRIETO!! Volleys! But Valdes had everything behind that one!!
    • 38' Fabregas with the ball over the top. No offside! Pedro is on to it, beats the keeper to the ball but his chip has no control and Real will clear the danger!
    • 15' Imanol Agirretxe goes down in the box under the attentions of Foontas. No penalty says the ref!
    • 10' GOAL BARCELONA!! Two in two minutes. Fabregas again beats the offside trap, finds Pedro Rodgriguez, his shot is blocked but Fabregas follows up to slide the ball home!! 2-0 Barcelona!!
    • 9' And how! GOAL BARCELONA!! Ball over the top to Fabregas. He's onside and sprays the ball over to Xavi who puts the visitors ahead!

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  • Real Sociedad

    Manager: Philippe Montanier

  • FC Barcelona

    Manager: Josep Guardiola

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