Match report: Real Sociedad 2 - 4 Barcelona

Match report: Real Sociedad 2 - 4 Barcelona

- Barcelona trailed 2 - 0 but came back to win 4 - 2 at Real Sociedad

- Lionel Messi adds gloss to the scoreline with late free-kick

- The result means the Catalans remain unbeaten in La Liga this season

Luis Suarez, Paulinho, and Lionel Messi all found themselves on the scoresheet as Barcelona secured a come from behind 4 - 2 win at Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday, January 14.

The win ensured the Catalan's unbeaten run in the league this season continues.

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The Catalan giants had returned winless from their last seven trips to Sociedad in the top flight and were primed for further disappointment after falling behind to Willian Jose's 11th-minute header.

Juanmi doubled the hosts' lead with a heavily deflected finish after a superb assist from Sergio Canales, but that only served to stir Barca into life.

Paulinho then reduced the deficit before half-time.

Match report: Real Sociedad 2 - 1 Barcelona

Paulinho equalized for Ernesto Valverde's side just before half-time. Photo: BBC

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Within five minutes of the restart the scores were level as Luis Suarez finished brilliantly for his 12th league goal of the season.

Suarez then grabbed a second 19 minutes from time after goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli's poor clearance proved costly for Eusebio Sacristan's men, with Messi putting the icing on the cake.

The result restores Barca's nine-point lead at the summit, elevating them 19 ahead of champions Real Madrid, breaking an 11-year spell without a league win at Anoeta in the process.

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