Barca beat Real Sociedad to remain 7 points behind

Barca beat Real Sociedad last night on a cold evening at the Camp Nou to stay seven points behind the La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Goals came from young Cristian Tello and Leo Messi and Real Sociedad’s goal came from Carlos Vela.. The merengues also won their match by beating Getafe 1-0 with a goal from in-form Sergio Ramos.

The game kicked off in freezing temperatures and burst into life on four minutes when first Messi was denied by Sociedad keeper Claudio Bravo, before Victor Valdes blocked from Diego Ifran at the other end.

Four minutes later and Barca were ahead when Tello beat the advancing Bravo to convert a slide rule pass from Messi.

Messi was the provider again on 26 minutes when it was Fabregas who shot just high and Sociedad were struggling to make any headway against the quick passing Barca.

Next it was Jonathan Dos Santos, starting his first league game of the season, who tried from long range and forced Bravo into a save.

On the stroke of half-time Dani Alves shot wide from close range and Messi had a shot blocked by Bravo seven minutes into the second-half.

Messi again was close to adding the second on 63 minutes when he rounded Bravo only for centre-half Inigo Martinez to block his goal bound effort, but he was to finally hit the target on 72 minutes.

The little Argentinian was quick to latch onto Dani Alves’ chipped pass and beat Bravo with a flick of the left foot to make sure he did not complete four consecutive games without a goal.

Vela quickly grabbed one back for the visitors, cooly finishing an Antoine Griezmann pass, and the lead was back to the single goal it had been for nearly all the game.

Barca lost Sergi Busquets to what seemed to be a nasty knee injury in the closing stages but held on for the all important three points.Read more here.

So, Barca pass the test on an icy evening to keep the pressure on Real Madrid and limit the damage the merengue side do. Something to look forward to this week is the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi final against an in-form Valencia side who want to win at the Camp Nou and earn a place in the final.

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My name's Steve aka Barca Blogger and one of the founding members of the team at Barcelonafcblog.com. I've been around since the blog started and we aim to bring you the most up to date information on this great club.

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