MX23RW : Wednesday, January 23 05:54:25
Jan 14, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Municipal de Anoeta (Donostia-San Sebastián)
Attendance: 23,277
Real Sociedad
2-4
Barcelona
Jose (11'), Juanmi (34')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Paulinho (39'), Suarez (50', 71'), Messi (85')

Team News: Ousmane Dembele on Barcelona bench for Real Sociedad clash

Team News: Dembele on Barca bench at Sociedad
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Ousmane Dembele is out of the starting XI for Barcelona's La Liga trip to Real Sociedad.

Ousmane Dembele has once again been named among the substitutes for Barcelona's La Liga trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday night.

The Frenchman came off the bench in the 5-0 win over Celta Vigo on Thursday but appeared to be in discomfort at the end of the game.

Ernesto Valverde played down any injury concerns relating to Dembele following the Copa del Rey clash but has opted to keep the youngster on the bench at the Anoeta.

Nelson Semedo, meanwhile, was ruled out on Sunday morning with tonsillitis, Aleix Vidal taking his place in the squad.

Sergio Busquets returns from a Liga suspension, while there is a spot in midfield for Andre Gomes, but Samuel Umtiti and new signing Philippe Coutinho are still both injured.

For Sociedad, centre-back Inigo Martinez is absent, his place in the XI taken by Kevin Rodrigues.

Juanmi replaces Mikel Oyarzabal out wide, while Willian Jose will again start through the middle for the out-of-form Basques.

Real Sociedad: Rulli; Odriozola, Llorente, Navas, Rodrigues; Zurutuza, Illarramendi, Prieto; Juanmi, Willian, Canales
Subs: Ramirez, Zubeldia, Januzaj, Agirretxe, Aritz, Oyarzabal, Gorosabel

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Gomes, Paulinho; Messi, L. Suarez
Subs: Cillesen, Vidal, Digne, Dembele, Mascherano, Iniesta, D. Suarez

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona20144256213546
2Atletico MadridAtletico20118130131741
3Real Madrid2011363024636
4Sevilla209653122933
5AlavesAlaves209562223-132
6Getafe208752516931
7Real Betis208572525029
8Valencia2051141918126
9Real Sociedad207582524126
10Levante207583235-326
11EibarEibar206772428-425
12GironaGirona205962326-324
13Espanyol2073102130-924
14Athletic Bilbao2041152126-523
15Leganes205781824-622
16Real Valladolid205781723-622
17Celta Vigo205693234-221
18Rayo Vallecano2055102436-1220
19Villarreal203982126-518
20Huesca2025131739-2211

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