Lack of solvency Barcelona condemned a competitive Real Sociedad in the Camp Nou (2-1), where the league leader took another step to mathematically lift the title, which will win if he wins the next two games against Alavés and Levante.
Another year, and there are 28, that the Basque team still does not know the victory in the stadium. This time, however, he stood up to the end a balanced game that Jordi Alba broke at 64 minutes, two minutes after the goal with which Juanmi tied the target of Lenglethead to the edge of the rest.
Gray This was Barcelona's first time. Valverde was consistent with what has already advanced in the played with the lineup holder. Just introduced three changes in relation to the game against Manchester United.
He returned to the estate of the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, which badly generated danger in a first time in which the leader depended on the glimpses of Leo Messi.
Imanol Alguacil did not shrink and, when his team managed to overcome the disorderly pressure of Barcelona, his pupils moved the ball, without fear of the hyperactivity of the Chilean Arturo Vidal.
He had no patience for Barcelona. He had no problems of intensity, he simply could not find the pause to find holes in the Basque defense.
Only Messi, with two faults, managed to scare Rulli, while the Real Sociedad, smart with the ball, waiting for your moment to warn with his first stab.
He had the goal on his feet Juanmi. The Málaga striker tied unmarked, stood before Ter Stegen and the German, with his feet, rejected the ball that went to Willian Jose. The Brazilian found the ball on the counter and his kick passed away.
It was the 35th minute. Barcelona, with more desire than to play, sought the goal. Suarez took on a low shot that Rulli, very thoughtful, sidetracked.
In the absence of play, the ball stopped Barcelona. At the edge of the interval, Ousmane Dembélé made a corner and Clement Lenglet closed the net with his head. A very difficult punishment for the first time in which the lack of agreement condemned the Real.
Despite the blow, the Real did not relinquish the tie in the resumption. He took possession of the ball, pressed Barcelona on the ball and gave danger. Rubén Pardo tried a long distance shot, but after stepping in Semedo, Ter Stegen was off again.
That sheriff did not give up the tie showed with the change from an offensive midfielder like Sangalli to the injured Zubeldia. A bet that ruled the Real.
Barcelona detected that. The Barca team took another step in the pressure, which sought to end the match by means of rapid transitions after recovering in the midfield.
When the locals seemed more comfortable, the Royal was reunited with a long possession that Merino culminated with a space assistance that Juanmi finished subtly surpassing, this time yes, Ter Stegen (1-1, minute 62).
Little joy lasted for the Basque team. Specifically two minutes. The time it took Messi to find Jordi Alba on the left lane.
This time, the Spanish international did not attend the Argentine, but donned the clothes of the front and dared with a dry kick with the right hand adjusted to the right post of the goal defended by Rulli.
After the goal, Barcelona did not close the game, despite trying to score the third on the scoreboard. I was looking for something more control Valverde with the entrance of Coutinho. The Brazilian replaced Dembélé and received whistles from the stands of the Camp Nou, He did not forget the gesture, covering his ears to celebrate the goal he scored for Manchester United during the week.
In the grass, Real were still trying, while Barcelona hoped to close the game. Rakitic had the sentence on an arrival to the right. A lackluster triumph that leads Barcelona to the title.
Two sighs are left for Barcelona to raise the league mathematically. Six points, as long as Atletico Madrid did not click, who wants to add in Mendizorroza, and against the Levante, again at the Camp Nou, to focus exclusively on the champions & # 39;.