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')

Result: Barcelona blow two-goal lead

A stoppage-time goal from Imanol Agirretxe sees Real Socieded come from two goals down to defeat Barcelona.

Real Sociedad battled back from a two-goal deficit to claim a 3-2 victory from their home encounter against league leaders Barcelona this evening.

Visiting Barca started the brighter of the two sides and went on to break the deadlock with seven minutes on the clock. Having missed a chance moments earlier, four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi made amends by sending the ball into the home side's net from inside the area following a pass by Andres Iniesta.

Barca continued to be the dominant force and went close to doubling their advantage with 14 minutes played. A passing move eventually found Pedro, but the Spanish international's effort rebounded to safety off the post.

Barcelona players are dejected on the pitch following a late goal and a loss against Real Sociedad on January 19, 2013© AP Photos

However, Pedro did not have to wait too long to get his name among the scorers. Dani Alves was the creator, squaring the ball for his teammate to tap into an unguarded net in the 25th minute.

Messi thought he had his second and Barca's third in the 39th minute, but his lofted effort struck the inside of the post and rolled along the line before it was hacked to safety.

Then, with what was their very next attack, Sociedad halved the deficit going into the break when Chori Castro turned in a pass from Carlos Vela.

The match began to swing in Sociedad's favour when Gerard Pique was handed his marching orders for a late challenge on Imanol Agirretxe with 11 minutes of the second half played.

They made the most of their numerical advantage with 63 minutes played when Castro claimed his second of the evening courtesy of a deflection off of Barca defender Javier Mascherano.

It looked as though both teams were going to have to settle for a share of the spoils until Agirretxe found himself free inside the area deep into stoppage time and he rolled the ball into the net from six yards out.

The defeat is Barca's first of the season and their first since April 2012.

Estadio Anoeta
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Real Sociedad 3-2 Barcelona - as it happened
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1916305294351
2Atletico MadridAtletico2012712992043
3Valencia20124441212040
4Villarreal2010462822634
5Real Madrid1895432171532
6Sevilla2010282628-232
7EibarEibar198382431-727
8GironaGirona207672929027
9Getafe207672520527
10Real Betis198383336-327
11Athletic Bilbao206862322126
12Celta Vigo197483327625
13Leganes187381517-224
14Espanyol206681625-924
15Real Sociedad196583334-123
16Levante203981628-1218
17AlavesAlaves1960131427-1318
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo1944112137-1616
19Las PalmasLas Palmas2042141647-3114
20Malaga1932141333-2011
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand