Alejandro Balde in the match against Real Sociedad (1-4)


La Real trembles: San Sebastián, from 'cursed' territory to Barça's garden

Published:3/11/2023 - 20:50h

Updated:3/11/2023 - 20:50h

The FC Barcelona expects to keep without knowing the defeat in the field of the Real Sociedad in more than five years after surpassing a very bad series in front of the Basques

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The Real Sociedad receives this Saturday to the FC Barcelona in the Reale Sand (21.00), in the day 12 of LaLiga EA Sports, in a duel between two teams of 'Champions' that struggle for being still in the high zone of the classification and with duels equalised in the recent happened that do to think in another thrilling duel. The culés arrive after losing the Classical and in search of an immediate reaction and without wanting to neither think in what would comport a second trip followed.

The own Xavi Hernández recognised the Friday that have to react to this defeat in the Classical and to the nightmare lived with the two goals of Jude Bellingham. It is not an easy stage, since in the Reale Sand (historical Anoeta) the Barça, in spite of his good series of results, is used to to suffer more than what look the markers. The reality is that the Barça does not lose in Donostia in LaLiga from the campaign 2015/16, when it chained the chamber trip followed and the sixth party without winning.

The Barça has known to change the history

But the bad series changed and, since, the Catalan team has gone out invicto in seven parties and livestock five of them, included the 1-6 of the season 20/21 and the 1-4 of the last campaign, with included doublet of Robert Lewandowski that expects to go back to be leading. The Polish forward, that beside Raphinha and Jules Kounde received the high before the Classical and reappeared in the last crash, needs reencontrarse with the goal and recover the smell that the step of the time between 'dry dam' and bench have done that it remain in pause.

The Real Sociedad will receive to the group blaugrana with three victories been still in LaLiga like local (in front of Mallorca, Athletic and Getafe) as main weapon of intimidation, although knowing that the Barça no longer suffers as it did it during almost all the past decade. And it is that just in 2007, year of the descent of the Basques to Second, the Barça added his last victory in Anoeta by League until it arrived the course 2017/2018, with victory by 2-4 of the Catalan club.

The ones of Xavi will try to follow moved away of the defeat

The Real returned to First in the 2010/2011 and from this moment until which mentioned, the Barcelona entity suffered five defeats and only could rescue two ties in the seven duels that lived in the field of the Basques between 2011 and 2017. Of there from now on the Barça, and always speaking by League, accumulates five triumphs and a tie, by what expects at least keep this invicto in a stadium that historically had him fact very complicated.

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