At 3:30 a.m. on April 22, Beijing time, the 33rd round of La Liga in the 21/22 season ushered in a focused battle. At the Anoeta Stadium, Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 1-0 away, and continued to rank second behind Real Madrid by 15 points. Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game, and both Araujo and Alves left the game due to injuries.
Busquets made his 675th appearance for Barcelona, surpassing Iniesta and ranking third in team history. Pique returned from injury, and Araujo returned from the ban. Fati, Pedri, Sergi Roberto and Umtiti are sidelined due to injury, and Varg is ineligible for registration. In the 6th minute, after Dembele cut in from the right, a low shot with his left foot from the right side of the arc in the penalty area was blocked by the defender. One minute later, Frenkie De Jong shot a low shot with his left foot from the top of the arc in the penalty area and missed the right post.In 11 minutes, Alba made a cross from the left, Garvey headed the ball in the middle, and Dembele, who was unmarked, pushed his left foot to shoot the far post. After Garvey steals, he picks a pass from the front of the penalty area, Ferran Torres picks a pass from the right side of the small penalty area, and Aubameyang scores a header from close range. 1-0, Barcelona opened the scoring!
In the 17th minute, Alves made a cross from the right, and Ferran Torres pushed and kicked with his right foot near the penalty spot. A minute later, Alves made a 45-degree cross from the right, and Frenkie De Jong headed the ball near the penalty spot. In the 29th minute, Dembele made an oblique pass from the right, and Frenkie De Jong shot a low shot with his right foot from the upper left corner of the penalty area, and the ball went slightly wide of the far post. 2 minutes later, Dembele made a strong push with his left foot from the upper right corner of the penalty area, and the ball was blocked by the defender. In the 33rd minute, in order to prevent Real Sociedad from launching a fast break, Araujo brought the second football into the field and received a yellow card for this.
In the 39th minute, Frenkie De Jong scored the ball in the middle, and Ferran Torres shot the far corner with his right foot from the upper left corner of the penalty area. 1 minute later, Frankie De Jong made a direct pass, and Aubameyang shot from the right side of the penalty area to the far corner. In 43 minutes, Solrot made a direct pass from the middle, and Isaac turned offside on the right side of the penalty area and pushed his right foot wide of the far post. At the end of the first half, Barcelona led 1-0.
In 47 minutes, Januzaj made a 45-degree cross from the left, and Solrot shoveled his right foot from the right side of the penalty area and shot an empty goal. Barcelona replaced the injured Araujo with Eric Garcia.
In 58 minutes, Januzaj made a direct pass from the left, Solrot pushed offside and left foot on the left side of the penalty area. Ter Stegen blocked the ball from the bottom line with his legs. Barcelona replaced the injured Alves with Dest.
In the 68th minute, Januzaj took the ball to the goal with his left foot at 45 degrees on the right, and Ter Stegen saved the ball with one hand. In 74 minutes, Frankie De Jong made a direct pass, Ferran Torres knocked on the left, and Garvey pushed his right foot in the middle of the penalty area and missed.
In the 80th minute, Januzaj made a left corner pass and was cleared, and Salduya volleyed his right foot from the top of the penalty area and was thrown. Barcelona replaced Aubameyang and Pique with Luc De Jong and Lenglet. Garvey kicked Merino from behind in the 85th minute and was warned by a yellow card. In 92 minutes, Lenomand knocked down Luc De Jong and was warned by a yellow card. In the end, Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 1-0 and continued to rank second in the standings.
Lineups for both teams:
Real Sociedad (4-4-2): 1-Remiro/2-Sardua (81’18-Grossabel), 5-Zubertia, 24-Le Normand, 15-Diego -Rico/11-Januzaj(87’47-Martin), 3-Zubimendi(92’16-Guevara), 8-Merino, 17-Rafinha(81’14 -Guridi)/23-Solrot, 19-Isaac (87’7-Portu)
Barcelona (4-3-3): 1-Ter Stegen/8-Alves (66’2-Dest), 4-Araujo (54’24-Eric-Garcia), 3-Pique (82’15-Lenglet), 18-Alba/30-Gavi, 5-Busquets, 21-Frankie-De Jong/7-Dembele, 25-Aubame Young (82’17-Luc De Jong), 19-Ferrand Torres
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