Barcelona subs: Iniesta, Vermaelen, Adriano, Rakitic, Alba, Ter Stegen, Bartra.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Sergi Roberto; Turan, Busquets, Rafinha; Messi, Munir, Neymar.
Sociedad subs: Bardaji, Litri, Pardo, Zubeldia, Bruma, Jonathas, Zaluda.
Sociedad (4-3-3): Rulli; Elustondo, Reyes, Mikel, De la Bella; Prieto, Illarramendi, Granero; Oyarzabel, Vela, Zurutuza.
Pre Match VideoLeague leaders Barcelona prepare to visit 10th-placed Real Sociedad in Spain’s La Liga on Saturday (April 9).
“Ever since Real Sociedad made their return to the first division many seasons ago – nine, I think – Barca have never been able to win at their stadium. That must mean something. Because they have a stadium in perfect condition and they are a team that plays an attacking game. And yet we haven’t been able to beat them during these past seasons. With different coaches and players. But that is such a long record that should make us wonder why. We should reflect what has happened during these past seasons. So we should get to work because the only certainty is that it won’t be easy.”
“We still have seven match days to play. Independently of tomorrow’s result we will have six games left before the end of the season. We are in an equal situation compared with our direct rivals. We see each week how difficult it is to win games. We can also see the same in Champions League and Copa del Rey. So until we have a mathematic champion (team that can’t be caught) we mustn’t anticipate anything.”