La Liga: Luis Suarez double inspires Barcelona past Sociedad

La Liga: Luis Suarez double inspires Barcelona past Sociedad

Luis Suarez scored a brace as Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Sociedad 4-2 at the Anoeta. Unbeaten in their last ten outings, Barca were made to dig deep in a stadium they hadn’t won at since 2007.

William Jose headed the home side ahead in the 11th minute, before Juanmi Canales doubled their advantage just after the hour mark.

Suarez pulled one back for Barca, however, before the break following good work by fellow South American, Paulinho.

The former Liverpool man scored again after the break to draw the visitors level before Thomas Vermaelen’s 71st minute header put the league leaders ahead for the first time in the game.

Lionel Messi completed the comeback when he he scored his customary goal, through a well taken free-kick with five minutes to go to seal a deserved win for Ernesto Valverde’s side.

“Luckily the bad run here in La Liga is over,” Suarez said after the game. “I am happy we have won at such a difficult away ground.”

The result leaves the Catalans nine points clear of nearest challengers, Atletico Madrid, and 19points ahead of bitter rivals, Real Madrid, who sit fourth.

It was Barca’s first win at Anoeta, since 2007, where they had picked just two points in their previous is seven games there.

In what is theclearest sign of their title credentials this season, they dug deep when it matter most to earn a well deserved win and three points at an otherwise difficult ground.

Barcelona are now the only unbeaten side left in Europe’s top five division, following the defeat of English side, Manchester City, who lost 4-3 at Anfield on Sunday.

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