Real Sociedad hands Barcelona their first home defeat of the season after 2-1 victory on Saturday at Camp Nou. Barcelona were crowned as La Liga champions for the first time since 2018-19 following their derby win away to Espanyol.
After confirming their status as La Liga champions, there was an end of season feel at Camp Nou as fans awaited for the trophy celebrations after the game. Barcelona were expected to come up with a victory to mark their League win, but Real Sociedad stood firm to spoil the celebrations. Sociedad took an early lead through Mikel Merino’s close range finish in the fifth minute, then Alexander Sorloth doubled the lead for the away team in 72nd minute before Robert Lewandowski pulled back a compensation goal in the injury time, he is now five clear of Karim Benzema in the golden boot race.
This was Real Sociedad’s first win since 1991 at the Camp Nou. The Basque country outfit are aiming to return to the UEFA Champions League next season, they are currently placed at 4th five points above Villareal in 5th with 60 points. Also read:Manchester City wins the Premier League for third successive season.
Mikel Merino after the game: Winning here is something historic for the club, it’s such a tough place to come, I wasn’t even close to being born last time La Real won here. We needed to win because behind us they’re coming up strong and we played a great game today.”
Barcelona Manager Xavi after the game: Thank you to the staff, the players who have given everything on the pitch, and to the fans. Without you it would not have been possible. You have been spectacular. Those that have filled the stadiums, those that were at the bus parade. It’s given me goosebumps.”
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