After a testing start to the season, objectives from Jordi Alba and Frenkie de Jong gave Barcelona a 2-1 victory and eased a few of the stress on Ronald Koeman’s facet.

Willian Jose gave Socieded, who dropped off the highest spot after Wednesday’s sport, an early lead when he tapped in Cristian Portu’s cross halfway by means of the primary half.

However Barcelona responded shortly as Alba curled a shot into the highest nook earlier than establishing De Jong simply earlier than halftime following a VAR overview.

“The primary half was unbelievable, we should always have scored extra objectives,” Koeman instructed reporters after the sport, per Reuters.
Jordi Alba celebrates with Messi after scoring Barcelona's opening goal.

“We had been intense, we put them underneath a variety of stress and we ran ourselves into the bottom.”

“Actual Sociedad are glorious on the ball however we saved robbing it off them, we pressed them so nicely. It was an open sport as a result of our opponents know easy methods to play very nicely however the sport belonged to us and it was a deserved triumph.”

In what was a landmark night for Messi, the Argentine notched his 300th dwelling victory, which incorporates 211 in La Liga, 53 within the Champions League, 30 within the Copa del Rey and 6 within the Supercopa, in accordance with Opta.

Barcelona subsequent faces Valencia on Saturday, whereas Sociedad travels to Levante, a facet which has gone practically 4 weeks with out a win.

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