Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona live score, updates, highlights from La Liga

Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona hope to put a frustrating opening weekend behind them as they travel north to face Real Sociedad in the second La Liga game of the season.

Despite an impressive pre-season and a host of new attacking arrivals, the Blaugrana were wiped out in a 0-0 home draw against Rayo Vallecano last week. As a result, recently acquired Lewandowski is yet to make his way through the Spanish top flight but could do so on the road this weekend.

Real Sociedad finished sixth in La Liga last season and will surely pose another defensive challenge for the Barcelona frontline, which is still building chemistry.

La Real got off to a flying start last weekend when they beat newly promoted Cadiz 1-0 thanks to a debut goal from former Real Madrid winger Takefusa Kubo. The Japan international found the net after 24 minutes and that was all they needed to secure the three points.

The Sporting News will be following the game live, providing updated scores, commentary and highlights as they take place.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Live Score

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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona live updates, highlights, comments

Pre-Match: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona (kick-off at 22:00 local time)

78 minutes to kick: La Real fans greet their team bus upon arrival at the Reale Arena. A passionate fan base!

95 minutes to kick: While Robert Lewandowski failed to score in his debut LaLiga appearance for Barcelona, ​​his old club Bayern Munich is, um, doing just fine without the Polish star.

Bayern beat VfL Bochum 7-0 away in the Bundesliga today, with Sadio Mane scoring twice against five other goalscorers. This is followed by league wins against Frankfurt 6-1 and Wolfsburg 2-0 and a 5-3 win against RB Leipzig in the DFL Super Cup. Mane has three goals, as does young star Jamal Musiala. Lewandowski will have to prove a point against La Real today or questions will creep in as to whether he made the right decision to leave his former Bavarian side.

104 minutes to kick: A closer look at today’s beautiful venue, courtesy of the Barcelona Social Team. San Sebastián is on the northeastern tip of Spain, just before the Portuguese border. The arena itself is easy Blocks from the Bay of Biscay shoreline and the Atlantic Ocean.

120 minutes to kick: Barcelona’s financial woes continue as news broke on Sunday morning that the club are still yet to register summer signing Jules Kounde.

The Blaugrana are rumored to be buying players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sergino Dest, Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong to free up budget space, but nothing has happened yet. A report from ESPN states that Aubameyang is a target for Chelsea while Depay could join Juventus. Dest was left out of the squad for both La Liga games at the start of the season.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Lineups & Team News

Real Sociedad is missing a striker Mikel Ojarzabal who continues to recover and walk from a cruciate ligament tear Alexander Isak as captain in front.

They also lost defenders Diego Rico the third for the club with a hamstring injury last weekend Alex Sol and Carlos Hernandez also sidelined with similar problems. Aihen Munoz could replace Rico at left-back.

Otherwise, it is unlikely that coach Imanol will hack Alguacil and switch knowingly David Silva could be the key to open Barcelona at the back.

Estimated starting line-up of Real Sociedad (4-2-3-1): Remiro (GK) – Munoz, Le Normand, Zubeldia, Elustondo – Zubimendi, Merino – Mendez, Silva, Kubo – Isak.

Real Sociedad Subs (9): (Line-ups will be published one hour before kick-off)

The only player in the Barcelona squad not available for this game is the midfielder Sergio Busquets who was sent off in last week’s 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano. Busquets will only miss one game after receiving his marching orders for a second yellow card.

signing Jules Kounde are yet to be registered by the club as they navigate their well-documented financial woes, hoping to turn over some of the squad’s salaries before the player registration deadline at the end of the month. full-back Sergino goal was left out of the squad for the second game in a row as manager Xavi is expected to force the American out.

Otherwise, the entire Barcelona playgroup is available to choose from. Frank Kessy could well be the option to replace the locked Busquets or one of them Sergi Roberto or Miralem Pjanic could also fill this gap.

Estimated starting line-up of Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen (TG) – Alba, Pique, Christensen, Araujo – Pedri, Kessie, Gavi – Dembele, Lewandowski, Raphinha.

Barcelona substitutions (9): (Line-ups will be published one hour before kick-off)

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UNITED KINGDOM: Sunday’s match between Real Sociedad and Barcelona from the Reale Arena in San Sebastian, Spain will be televised and streamed by Premier Sports with a free-to-air transmission on ITV4. The stream is also available on LaLigaTV via Amazon Prime Video.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: La Liga matches are available exclusively in English and Spanish on ESPN’s subscription-based streaming service ESPN+.

Canada: La Liga matches can be found in Canada on TSN platforms, with this match streamed exclusively via TSN Direct, the TSN App or

Australia: Australia’s sole La Liga broadcaster is Optus Sport, which also broadcasts the Premier League across the country.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona betting odds, lines, tips and predictions

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Real Sociedad have been a defensively oriented side in recent years, conceding 37 and 38 goals in the last two seasons.

However, that didn’t stop Barcelona. The Blaugrana scored five goals in the two games against La Real last season and eight between the two league games the year before, including a 6-1 away win at San Sebastian.

Look for a hungry Barcelona front line to feast on as they struggle to hit the bull’s eye and Robert Lewandowski should open his La Liga account. The Polish striker has been here before – after failing to score in his first Bundesliga game against Bayern Munich in 2014, he scored for his first Bayern goal the following week.

Given that Lewandowski made two straight league appearances in Germany last season without scoring a single goal, he’s a good bet to pick up three points for Barcelona in that game.

  • Choose: Barcelona wins & over 2.5 goals (+220 at DraftKings)
  • Forecast: Real Sociedad 1-3 Barcelona
DraftKings Sports
Real Sociedad wins +230 3.29 12/5
To draw +250 3.47 5/2
Barcelona wins +105 2.06 11/10
Both teams
to score Y/N
-165 / +130 1.60 / 2.06 13.8., 5.6
over under
2.5 goals
-125 / +105 1.76 / 1.99 1.1., 11.8
Barcelona -0.5 +110 2.08
Real Sociedad +0.5 -130 1.73

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