La Real took the lead in the match through Willian José but were tied back almost immediately through Jordi Alba before VAR intervened to allow a shot from Frenkie de Jong, which turned out to be the winner.

It was the best Barcelona

Despite leaving Camp Nou with a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona, ​​Real Sociedad boss, Imanol was impressed by what he saw from the Blaugrana on Wednesday night. La Real took the lead in the match through Willian José but were tied back almost immediately through Jordi Alba before VAR intervened to allow a shot from Frenkie de Jong, which turned out to be the winner. “We’ve seen the best Barcelona in a long time,” said Imanol. “On a defensive level, and that speaks well for them and the respect they had for the match. It’s been a long time since I saw a Barcelona side that was so aggressive. Even Lionel Messi got stuck to win the ball back.”

“At Barcelona, it was not fair that we went ahead as they were running rings around us. But in the end, we had a chance to get a draw, which we were not able to do”. Alexander Isak had a great opportunity in the second half to level the game. Still, he was denied by the combination of Marc-André ter Stegen and Pedri, who rattled himself against the post in the process. “We had clear chances against the best Barcelona this season,” Imanol continued. “But we have to put them in the back of the net. The positive side is that we were able to create them, so let’s see if we can finish them from now on.”