Barcelona lose at home to Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad increased their chances of qualifying for the Champions League after Barcelona lost their first game after winning La Liga.

In the fifth minute, Sociedad struck when Mikel Merino finished from close range after being set up by Alexander Sorloth.

In the 72nd minute, Sorloth added a second goal to give the visitors a well-earned two-goal advantage.

Real Sociedad were actually closer to a third goal than Barcelona were to a comeback. Takefusa Kubo and Diego Rico had a couple more chances, but Ter Stegen made good saves.

In stoppage time, Robert Lewandowski scored to give the champions a chance to even the score. Robert Lewandowski’s right footed shot from outside the box was blocked, with that Barcelona all three-points to Sociedad.

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Barcelona defeated their local rivals Espanyol on the road last weekend, securing their first La Liga championship since 2018–19 with four games remaining.

After their match with Sociedad at the Nou Camp on Saturday, they raised the La Liga trophy in front of their home fans.

With the win, fourth-placed Sociedad restored their five-point gap over Villarreal in fifth.

Real Sociedad’s 2-1 victory at the Camp Nou is their first win here since 1991. Barcelona have lost at home for the first time this league campaign.

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