Who scored the better goal in Barcelona's win, Messi or Suarez?

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde does not believe Real Madrid will ever throw in the towel in the La Liga title race, despite sitting 19 points off the pace.

Sunday will be the first game between Sociedad and Barcelona this season.

Now, 26 games later they have the chance to break one of the longest running records in Spain. Subs: Januzaj 5, Oyarzabal 5, Zubeldia 5. They now lead their city rivals Real Madrid with 20 points though Madrid have an outstanding game against Leganes CF.

Real Sociedad could become Barcelona's next victim.

But Barcelona reacted in time to get back into the game when Paulinho scored against the run of play in the 39th minute.

Crucially, though, his ban did not prevent a possible transfer and the Spanish club were not put off signing him. With his Barcelona bow curtailed for a bit, the Frenchman will be eager to kickstart his stint at Camp Nou with a significant performance. Rulli's chipped clear out is headed straight back through to Suarez, who makes no mistake in sweeping a finish past the goalkeeper.

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Ivan Rakitic: Fortunate the officials sided with him and called a foul in his favour when it looked like David Zurutuza had legally dispossessed him in build-up to Sociedad's disallowed goal.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has now scored more league goals for a single club than any other player in European history after overtaking Gerd Muller's record on Sunday evening. Zinedine Zidane's team has lost more points (22) than in its entire title-winning campaign last season (21), although it has a game in hand.

Real Sociedad have scored the fifth most goals in La Liga this season. Messi has been able to overcome the 1971 World Cup victor in just 401.

´╗┐It is very easy to take Lionel Messi for granted.

Barcelona return to Anoeta, one of the few places that hasn't been a happy hunting ground for them over the last decade or so.

Barcelona have broken their curse at the Anoeta.

The France global resumed training in December and then returned earlier this month as a second-half substitute in the Copa del Rey game at Celta Vigo.



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