Robert Lewandowski and Fati Star As Barcelona Grabbed Crucial 4-1 Victory Over Real Sociedad

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Robert Lewandowski and 64th-minute substitute, Fati, pulled a strong performance to hand Barcelona a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad in La Liga Matchday 2. Coach Xavi’s side survived a dramatic first-half draw to hammer their opponents with three goals scored in the second half.

Robert Lewandowski
Barca Wins 4-1 Against Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad Starting Lineup

Barcelona Starting Lineup

The referee blew the whistle and set the same rolling. It was a dramatic kick-off with the visitors. Pedro immediately located Balde, who charged down the wing with speed. A great cross by Balde. Lewandowski’s right-footed volley guided the ball into the bottom left corner just seconds into the game. It was a birthday goal for the Polish no.9.

Afterward, Frenkie de Jong was dispossessed in the midfield, and a good through ball by Silva found Alexander Isak, who fired wide, but a deflection by Garcia saw the ball flying into the net. It was Real Sociedad 1 Barcelona 1.

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Both sides pressed hard for an equalizer, but the Catalans looked more dangerous when charging forward. The game went end to end from the 20th minute. 

Another great chance for the hosts in the 28th minute. A great set piece there. Isak located Merino down the far left. Unmarked, he fired a thunderbolt at the goalkeeper who touched it off. Kubo fired back the rebound, but it was off target. Real Sociedad looked more dangerous on the counterattack.

Robert Lewandowski

It was a pulsating and high-tempo match between the two teams—a tough midfield battle and counterattacks. Pedro and de Jong wrestled the midfield with Sylva. A balanced game by both sides. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw.

The second half started with a more organized Barcelona as the Xavi-led team made attempts to dominate their hosts and restore their lead.

Xavi brought in Raphinha and Fati in the second half. Barcelona continued to dominate the match. Dembele fired the ball in the far corner in the 66th minute to give the visitors the lead.

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The Catalans continued to push for another goal as the host were forced to retreat into the defense against a tactically superior Barcelona. It was Lewandowski again in the 68th minute who converts Fati’s assists into a brilliant goal. Barcelona went 3-1 up against their hosts.

Lewandowski poked a pass to Fati, who went one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He effortlessly slides it in to make it 4-1 for the Catalans. After two great assists in the match, Fati has gotten a goal with his first shot on target. The game ended with Barcelona grabbing a deserved 4-1 victory.

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