The Barcelona does not give in in the fight for the title and marks closely to Athletic after a convincing win1-6) before the Real society in San Sebastián in which he excelled, as almost always before the Blue and Whites, Leo Messi.
El Barca, pressured by the triumphs of Real Madrid and Atlético, came out dominating from the first minute, with a lot of confidence in his inexhaustible passing game against a local team that ran after the ball more than he had anticipated.
Barça and also De Jong were entrusted in the 25th minute. Isak took the ball and when he had everything to score he did not place and Ter Stegen joined the list of goalkeepers who save matches, avoiding the goal of the Real. The game was long for the Blue and Whites and in the final stretch the best version of culé arrived to achieve in 37 the Griezmann’s goal, which was preceded by a ball to the crossbar between Dest and Remiro’s clearance.
The locals were knocked out, like a Zubeldia lying on the ground after a Dembelé tackle that made people fear for their continuity, with the infirmary crowded like donostiarras have. The second blow for Imanol Alguacil’s men came two minutes from the end of this period, the work of Dest to pass a Leo Messi restrained but effective as always, who left him the ball so that the North American had to cross it before Remiro.
Barça showed its most predatory face in a second half to which it entered in a rush and in minute 53 he achieved the third, second for the American Dest, a pass from an unstoppable Jordi Alba. La Real broke down and withstood the downpour of a Blaugrana team that widened the difference to the scandalous level with Messi’s goal, half as much in the pass from Busquets.
Still more goals rained, the referee annulled a doubtful one of Dembelé offside after a VAR review but he was awarded another valid moments later after an electric play by the French. La Real achieved the goal of honor in a match to forget, with a good goal from the youth squad Barrenetxea and Messi closed the account for the Blaugranas with his 23rd goal this season in LaLiga.
1.- Royal Society: Remiro; Gorosabel (Barrenetxea, min. 61), Le Normand, Zubeldia (Sagnan, min. 83), Merquelanz; Guevara, Zubimendi (Carlos Fernández, min. 73), Merino; Portu (Januzaj, min. 61), Oyarzabal and Isak (Bautista, min. 83).
6.- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, De Jong, Lenglet; Dest (Puig, min. 84), Pedri (Llaix Moriba min. 67), Busquets (Araujo, min. 67), Alba; Messi, Griezmann (Trincao, min. 84) and Dembelé (Braithwaite.min. 80).
Referee: Munuera Montero (Andalusia). He admonished Zubimendi, Carlos Fernández, Zubeldia, Busquet and Braithwaite.
Goals: 0-1, min. 37: Griezmann. 0-2, min. 44: Dest. 0-3, min. 53: Dest. 0-4, min. 56: Messi. 0-5, min. 71: Dembelé. 1-5, min. 77: Barrenetxea. 1-6, min. 88: Messi.
Incidents: Match of the twenty-eighth round of the league played in Anoeta.