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Barca Give Iniesta Winning Send Off Thanks Coutinho Stunner

Spanish LaLiga Report: FC Barcelona v Real Sociedad 20 May 2018

By SL International - May 20, 2018 10:37 PM

Spanish LaLiga 

Teams: FC Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad

Date:  19 May 2018

Venue: Camp Nou

Andres Iniesta got a winning send-off in his final game for FC Barcelona as the Catalan giants defeated Real Sociedad 1-0 thanks to a stunning strike from Philippe Coutinho.

Iniesta was handed a start in his final game for the club, while Lionel Messi was rested for the encounter.
 
The outgoing midfielder went close to breaking the deadlock after 10 minutes but his effort from the edge of the box sizzled inches wide of the upright.
 
The host squandered a good chance to break the deadlock after 18 minutes as Gerard Pique found himself unmarked int he box but he failed to trouble Miguel Ángel Moya.
 
Sociedad, meanwhile, did look threatening at times although they struggled to carve out chances in the final third as Marc-Andre ter Stegen endured a quiet first half.
 
However, the Catalan giants failed to create another opening despite dominating the possession as the sides went into the break goalless.
 
Ten minutes into the second half, Barca were forced into a change as Ousmane Dembele was taken off after failing to recover from a knock he picked up in the first half.
 
Three minutes later, the deadlock was broken as Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with a superb effort from distance that sailed into the top corner.
 
With just over 20 minutes remaining, Coutinho made way for Messi, while Sergio Canales replaced Adnan Januzaj for the visitors moments earlier.
 
The hosts went close to doubling their lead on 77 minutes as Suarez picked out Messi, who rose well but his header was turned away by Moya.
 
With eight minutes remaining, Iniesta said his goodbye to the fans as he made way for Paco Alcacer.
 
The hosts continued to push for a second goal in the closing stages, but they were unable to carve out another chance as the encounter ended 1-0.
 
Other results:
 
Valencia 2-1 Deportivo La Coruna (Relegated)

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Espanyol

Celta Vigo 4-2 Levante

Leganes 3-2 Real Betis

Sevilla 1-0 Alaves

(Relegated) Malaga 0-1 Getafe

(Relegated) Las Palmas 1-2 Girona

 


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ko mokokotlo Joined: 16 Nov 2017
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ko mokokotlo May 21, 2018 10:12 AM
coutinho is proving to haterrs that he is one of the best middlefielders to have and he is going to cause problems for opposition teams. valverde only needs to push for a good defensive no6 and salah/griezman then they are done
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dabidogwebu@gmail.com May 21, 2018 05:36 AM
that's better
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barca-baccaneers May 21, 2018 01:35 AM
he is beginning to push himself to shoes of messi they gonna call him names now if he continue doing this he is gonna be secod acused or he makes messi to shine now neymar and is far less that Sala all these comparing hate names will submerge
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Barça_4sky☆ May 20, 2018 11:53 PM
Coutinho was a great signing, he will win important games for barca next season.Dembele is showing signs of why barca spend so much on him little by little he will fit in more if given an opportunity, Iniesta leaves a huge whole I doubt any 1 can fill it, Viratti where are you? Lastly this barca new home kit, especially socks n shorts reminds me of the days of Rivaldo Figo and Patrick Kluivert...Laliga Champions 7 times in the last 10 years...best team by far in the last decade
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Master25 May 20, 2018 11:32 PM
What a beautiful farewell ceremony as well for Iniesta. FAREWEL LEGEND.
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Myaka weliPhefeni May 20, 2018 11:07 PM
Barca all the way
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CCTV May 20, 2018 10:30 PM
Coutinho doing business as usual
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Bucsfever16 May 20, 2018 10:17 PM
Coutinho is proving his worth in the colours of Barcelona.I'm happy he chose to join Barca.I always admired this guy,probably he is the one to help ease the burden off Messi' shoulders a little bit.
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Matayitayi May 20, 2018 08:48 PM
Thank you for resting Messidona, we want him @Russia at his best .
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ceza@1010 May 20, 2018 08:47 PM
Bacca to come out victorious. UTB
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kdowns May 20, 2018 08:20 PM
Ok
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Boris Becker May 20, 2018 06:28 PM
Friendly game
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Andrew_James May 20, 2018 01:45 PM
Barca must play a full team

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