Jan 19, 2013 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Anoeta
Real Sociedad
3-2
Barcelona
Castro Irizabal (41', 62'), Agirretxe (90')
Martínez (36'), Illarramendi (79'), Griezmann (90')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Messi (7'), Pedro (25')
Piqué (33'), Iniesta (58'), Busquets (73')
Piqué (56')

Tito Vilanova: 'I warned Gerard Pique at half time'

Vilanova: 'I warned Pique at HT'
© PA Photos
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova reveals that he warned Gerard Pique before the defender was sent off in their 3-2 defeat to Real Sociedad.

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has admitted that he told Gerard Pique to "be careful" before the defender was given a red card in their 3-2 defeat to Real Sociedad on Saturday.

The centre-back was dismissed in the second half for two bookable offences and Vilanova revealed that he had warned the Spain international at the interval.

"At half time, I told Pique to be careful as his next foul would most likely result in a second caution," Vilanova told reporters after the game.

"Even if his sending-off was for a clear foul, there must have been 200 other cases similar to his tonight. I don't have to add more."

The defeat ended a 19-game unbeaten run for Barca.

Real Sociedad's Xabi Prieto is congratulated by Carlos Vela following his penalty against Real Madrid on January 6, 2013
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