Barcelona at long last said something of goal in what has been a tumultuous season as they dug out from a deficit to beat La Liga leaders Real Sociedad 2-1 at home on Wednesday.
Brazilian striker Willian Jose gave the guests the lead from short proximity in the 27th moment however Barca returned directly at them, leveling four minutes after the fact when Jordi Alba crushed the ball into the top corner with his more vulnerable right foot.
The Catalans started to lead the pack quickly before halftime when Frenkie de Jong showed up into the crate and jabbed home a cross from Alba, at first observing the objective precluded for offside however then celebrating when it was granted after a VAR audit.
Real Sociedad, missing David Silva and top scorer Mikel Oyarzabal, neglected to adapt to the situation, yet they ought to have leveled a few times, for example, when Alexander Isak was frustrated by a fine tackle from Barca’s Pedri and an incredible save by Marc-Andre ter Stegen from short proximity.
“It was our best performance of the season, I’m so happy with the attitude the team showed,” said Alba.
“It’s difficult when you don’t have fans in the stadium but we were still really motivated to win the game. Today we saw a great Barca side, one that was ready to fight for every ball.”
A second back to back triumph took Barca up to fifth in La Liga on 20 focuses after 12 games and thumped Real Sociedad off the top and into second.
Atletico Madrid, who additionally have 26 focuses, sneaked up to the highest point on objective distinction however have one game close by on Barca and three on Real Sociedad.
Barca created an ordering execution, particularly in the principal half, yet went behind against the run of play when Sociedad organized an intricate move following a corner and Willian Jose showed up at the far post to push in a cross from Portu.
They immediately got once more into the game through Alba’s pounding strike and ought to have proceeded when Antoine Griezmann hit the woodwork against the side where he started his vocation before Martin Braithwaite lifted the ball over the bar with the objective expanding.
They kept at it, however, and were compensated when Dutch midfielder De Jong scored his first objective of the period.
Griezmann botched an even more clear opportunity to score in the subsequent half, while Lionel Messi kept on giving indications of an absence of sharpness.
Barca confronted a brazen closure yet pulled off a success that will lift their resolve and renew their expectations of joining the title race.