Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Alba, De Jong scores as La Blaugrana win 2-1

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Alba, De Jong scores as La Blaugrana win 2-1

- Barcelona vs Real Sociedad ended 2-1 in favour of Ronald Koeman's men at the Camp Nou

- La Blaugrana had to come back from behind through Jordi Alba and Frenkie de Jong

- Lionel Messi and co have now moved into the top six on the league standings

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Barcelona leaped to sixth on La Liga table following their 2-1 win over Real Sociedad in a tough fixture played at the Camp Nou.

William Jose's strike was canceled out by Jordi Alba and Frenkie de Jong to put La Blaugrana's title race back on track.

The match was action-packed at the Camp Nou and Barca desperately needed a win to keep up the pace with the current La Liga leaders.

But it was the visitors who struck first in the 27th minute as Jose was on hand at the near post to tuck home Christian Portu's low cross.

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Barcelona responded almost immediately as a loose ball inside the 18-yard box fell kindly for Alba who arrowed in his shot to make it 1-1 in the 31st minute.

And two minutes before half-time, Barca shot themselves in the lead as Alba turned provider for De Jong to tap-in and make it 2-1.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Alba, De Jong scores as La Blaugrana win 2-1
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Alba, De Jong scores as La Blaugrana win 2-1. Photo by Pressinphoto
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Sociedad played better in the second and had a couple of chances squandered which would they later regretted.

Nacho Montreal had a glorious chance at the near post only for the former Arsenal man to slam the ball slightly off target.

Barcelona held on to earn all three points as they moved six on the log, six points behind Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi will be sold if he refuses to accept a pay cut, according to presential candidate Emili Rousaud.

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The 33-year-old's future at the Camp Nou has been thrown in doubt after he asked to live his boyhood club at the end of last season.

And the Argentine superstar has been linked with a move to reunite with his former coach Pep Guardiola at Man City and Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint-Germain.

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