After securing the Laliga title last week, FC Barcelona welcome Real Sociadad to the Camp nou for today’s matchday 35 fixture.
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- Barcelona have not lost any of their last 13 matches against Real Sociadad in Laliga (11W 2D)
- Barcelona have won each of their last 24 home matches in Laliga against Real Sociadad which is the longest streak against any opponent for the Blaugranas.
- Real Sociadad have conceded 6 goals in a single game only once in the 21st century, with that coming against Barcelona when the Catalans defeated Sociadad 6-1 in March 2021.
- Real Sociadad have not lost any of their last five Laliga matches (3W 2D)
Ronald Araujo and Pedri are suffering from minor discomforts and will be rested today against Real Sociadad while Gavi is suspended for today’s fixture.
S.Umar, M.Merquelenz, B.Méndez, D.Silva are the absentees from Sociadad.
With the league title secured, Barcelona gaffer Xavi will be looking to rotate the starting XI for today’s fixture and players like Pablo Torre would benefit from this decision in the remaining fixtures for the Blaugrana.
Alejandro Balde, Jules Kounde, Eric Garcia and Jordi Alba are expected to start at the back while Marc André Ter Stegen is expected to start infront of the Barcelona goal.
Frenkie De Jong, Pablo Torre and Frank Kessie will probably be the starting midfield trio for today’s fixture.
Ansu Fati, Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele are expected to start at the front. Lewandowski would not be rested because of the pichichi race and the Polishman would likely start every remaining game until the season ends.
Laliga will handover the trophy to Barcelona at the camp nou today to celebrate in front of the home fans and Sergio Busquets will lift the trophy in front of the fans for the last time as the veteran midfielder bids farewell to Barcelona at the end of the season.