Barca stage impressive comeback


The home side took the lead after 11 minutes as Willian Jose sent a header past Marc-Andre ter Stegen after meeting a cross from Xabi Prieto.

Sociedad had the ball in the back of the net once again in the 28th minute but Jose's strike was ruled out for a foul on Ivan Rakitic.

The hosts did eventually double their lead on 34 minutes when Juanmni created space in the box and found the back of the net with a deflected effort.

Five minutes later, Barca reduced the deficit as Paulinho turned home Luis Suarez's low cross.

The Catalan giants restored parity five minutes into the second half when Luis Suarez curled home a fine strike into the top corner.

With the ascendancy now fully with Barca, the visitors took the lead in the 71st minute with Suarez bagging his second goal with a close range.

Lionel Messi rounded off the scoring for the Catalan giants in the 85th minute with a superb free-kick that left GerĂ³nimo Rulli with no chance.

Ernesto Valverde's charges have now moved 19 points clear of defending champions Real Madrid.