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Anoeta Curse Ends For FC Barcelona-Real Sociedad 0-1 FC Barcelona

Anoeta curse ends for FC Barcelona as Real Sociedad vs Barcelona ended 0-1 and Barcelona have the advantage for the progress in the Copa Del Rey.

Fixture: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Competition: Copa Del Rey
Stage: Quarter Final
Scorers: Neymar Jr 21′ p (FCB)
Venue: Anoeta Stadium
Full-Time Score: Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona
Starting Line-up:

Real Sociedad: Rulli, Yuri, Inigo Martinez, Raul Navas, Elustondo, Zurutuza, Illaramendi, Xabi Prieto, Oyarzabal, Willian Jose, Carlos Vela.

Barcelona: Jasper Cillessen, Sergi Roberto, G.Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr.

Match Report:

The Catalans started the season with league struggles losing out league fixtures against a few. Since the start of 2017, they have got their form back and made a stunning comeback against Athletic Club Bilbao in the round of 16. Barcelona and Real Sociedad came across each other at the quarter-final stage of Copa Del Rey. This caused a tension inside the Barcelona camp as they were going through a curse. For the past 10 years, Barcelona couldn’t win a single game at the San Sebastian. They only managed a draw or a loss against Real Sociedad at Anoeta.

Anoeta Curse Ended

Ending the curse, Barcelona finally won a game against Real Sociedad at their home ground and went back to home with an advantage of an away goal. Neymar, Cillessen, and Samuel Umtiti starred on the night for Barcelona. Neymar was brought down in the penalty area by Inigo Matinez and earned a penalty for his team. Messi gave it to Neymar and he made the most of it. Cillessen became the first FC Barcelona goalkeeper to maintain a clean sheet at Anoeta. A remarkable achievement by the newly signed young shot stopper. Luis Enrique and his men have improved a lot after a spell of clumsy form.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Match Highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyib-OztB6E&t=184s

 

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