Barcelona survive with a precious victory from the bite of Sociedad

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Barcelona won a precious 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad this evening, Wednesday, at Camp Nou, in the framework of the 19th round of La Liga.

Willian Jose scored the first goal for Real Sociedad in the 27th minute, when he received a cross pass from his colleague Porto, who easily shot it inside the Ter Stegen goal.

The guests’ joy was short-lived, as Jordi Alba scored the equalizer for Barcelona in the 31st minute when he took advantage of the rebound of a ball from Real Sociedad’s defense inside the penalty area aimed a missile strike on the far left of the goalkeeper Romero.

Frenkie de Jong scored Barcelona’s second goal in the 43rd minute, as he received a cross from the left side via Jordi Alba.

Although the referee canceled the offside goal, the VAR technique proved its correctness, and the first half ended with a 2-1 advance in Blaugrana, which is the same result that ended the meeting.

Barcelona raised its tally to 20 points in fifth place in the league table with this victory, while Real Sociedad stuck at 26 points In second place.

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman expressed his happiness with the victory, and said in a statement to the Spanish newspaper “Marca”: “We have achieved a very important victory and we deserve it, and the second half was more difficult because they created more opportunities and played against a great team.”

“I think the Sociedad coach says we are hostile as a courtesy, but it is the match we wanted, and we can’t always play like that,” he added.

And he added: “It was essential to return because we did not deserve to be late in the result, and it is difficult to accept defeats, and the team’s reaction was good, and I think today we played good football.”

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