Barcelona 3 – 2 Real Sociedad [La Liga] Highlights 2016/17
Barcelona recorded a hard-fought 3-2 win over Real Sociedad after a stellar performance from Lionel Messi, who scored twice.
The Argentina international struck twice in the first half to take his tally for the Catalans to 498 goals in all competitions, before an own goal from Samuel Umtiti shortly before the break helped the Basque side back in the game.
Messi then set up Paco Alcacer – who replaced the suspended Neymar – to make it 3-1, with Xabi Prieto quickly responding to make it four goals in the last eight minutes of an enthralling first half.
Sociedad were unable to find a leveller in a much more low-key second half, as Messi’s stellar display made the difference.