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Suarez, Messi star as Barca beat Real Sociedad to break the Anoeta curse



Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona battled back from 2-0 down to beat Real Sociedad at the Anoeta for the first time since May 2007 on Sunday night, thereby helping the La Liga leaders remain unbeaten this season.

The hosts got ahead in the 11th minute thanks to Willian Jose header, and doubled their lead when Juanmi got his strike deflected to the back of the net on 34 minutes.

Five minutes after the second goal, Paulinho slid in Suarez’s cross to pull one back before Suarez then levelled with a magnificent looping effort five minutes into the second half.

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The former Liverpool star scored again from Thomas Vermaelen’s header and Lionel Messi curled in a late free-kick to end the game on 4-2, scoring his 366th goal in La Liga and breaking Gerd Muller’s record of of 365 goals as the highest for a single club in the top 5 European leagues ever.

Barcelona had not won a La Liga game away to Real Sociedad in a decade– picking up two points from the previous seven games, but the poor record was ended tonight.

With the result, Barcelona are 9 points above second-placed Atletico Madrid and 19 points above champions Real Madrid who are on fourth spot in the table.

Meanwhile, Manchester City having lost to Liverpool earlier on Sunday, Barcelona are now the only side yet to lose in Europe’s top leagues.


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