Real Sociedad - Barcelona Preview: Blaugrana look to return to winning ways

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REAL SOCIEDAD

Bravo
Estrada, Gonzalez, I Martinez, De La Bella
Illarramendi, Pardo
Vela, Prieto, Griezmann
Ifran

BARCELONA

Valdes
Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba
Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas
Pedro, Messi, Iniesta


Real Sociedad have a full squad to choose from for Saturday's Primera Division encounter against Barcelona at Anoeta.

Defenders Inigo Martinez, Mikel Gonzalez and Dani Estrada all return after missing the 1-1 draw at home to Deportivo La Coruna through suspension.

Barcelona are assessing striker David Villa, who is struggling with a hamstring strain.

Marc Muniesa and Isaac Cuenca have returned to training after lengthy spells on the sidelines with knee injuries, but the duo will not be involved on Saturday.

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Real Sociedad have won just two of their last seven matches in La Liga (W2, D4, L1).

  • The Basque outfit have lost seven of their last nine meetings with Barcelona.

  • Sociedad are on a six-match unbeaten run at Anoeta in all competitions (W2, D4).

  • Barcelona are on a 12-game winning run in La Liga. They have won their last four matches with an aggregate score of 14-3.

  • The Blaugrana's Liga tally of 55 points from 19 matches betters the previous best for the halfway stage of the season, which they set at 52 points in 2010-11.

  • Lionel Messi (pictured, right) has scored 10 goals in his last seven matches for Barca across all competitions.
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