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Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona - As it happened

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Pin Alineaciones oficiales del Real Sociedad-Barcelona de la ida de los cuartos de la Copa del Rey. BeSoccer
Alineaciones oficiales del Real Sociedad-Barcelona de la ida de los cuartos de la Copa del Rey. BeSoccer

Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona - As it happened

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 6,296

Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona - As it happened

Re-live Barcelona's narrow 1-0 victory away at Real Sociedad in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final, looking back at the live updates of the action, as it happened.

FULL-TIME: Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona

Barcelona scrape past Real Sociedad thanks to a first half penalty from Neymar, but it's effectively only half-time in this two-legged cup tie.

Illarramendi heads wide

The Real Sociedad midfielder meets a free-kick from the right, but his powerful header goes wide.

Pique effort blocked

The Barca defender unleashes a volley at goal but it is blocked and goes behind for a corner.

Real Sociedad push for an equaliser

The home side are seeing a lot more of the ball and are pushing for an equaliser. Can Barcelona weather the storm?

Messi fires over from free-kick

Lionel Messi gets the ball over the wall, but can't get it down in time to at least test Rulli.

Real Sociedad make another change

Skipper Xabi Prieto leaves the field and is replaced by Sergio Canales.

Real Sociedad make a change

Carlos Vela keaves the field and is replaced by Juanmi.

Dangerous Sociedad attack stopped by the assistant referee

The assistant referee's flag questionably goes up as there's a scramble in the Barca box. A good chance for the home side.

Barcelona make a change

Andres Iniesta leaves the field and is replaced by Denis Suarez.

Neymar booked for simulation

The Brazilian is brought down by Real Sociedad 'keeper Rulli, but he already appears to be going to ground before there's contact and is booked. He'll have to be careful now.

Yuri fires wide

The Real Sociedad left-back gets forward from defence and fires an effort just wide of Cillessen's left-hand post.

Sergi Roberto misses a good chance

Sergi Roberto surges forward from his right-back position and has a good chance to score but scuffs his effort wide. Should have done better and he knows it.

Real Sociedad want Messi sent off

Already on a yellow, Messi stands in front of a Sociedad free-kick and doesn't stand back 10 yards, but the referee opts not to book the Argentine.

Neymar fires wide

The Barca forward cuts in from the left and tries to curl one in at the fair post but fires wide.

Iniesta replaced at half-time

Andre Gomes has come on at half-time in place of Andres Iniesta, most probably due to an injury problem for the Barca captain.

Second half underway

Willian Jose kicks off for the home side and the second half is underway.

HALF-TIME: Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona

Neymar's penalty is the difference between the two sides in the first 45 minutes of this Copa del Rey first leg tie. It's a deserved lead for Barcelona at half-time.

Yellow card for Messi

The Argentinian is given a yellow card for time wasting. Messi will have to be careful now.

Illaramendi fires wide

Real Sociedad come forward and the ball ends up with Illaramendi on the edge of the box. The midfielder's shot is deflected just wide. A great move from the home side. Their fans sound their appreciation.

Neymar puts Barca ahead from the spot

The Brazilian steps up confidently and sends Rulli the wrong way, firing the ball into the bottom left corner. Real Sociedad will have their work cut out now.

GOAL: Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona (Neymar pen, 21 mins)

Penalty to Barcelona

Neymar cuts inside from the right and is brought down by Elustondo in the area.

10 mins - Barca controlling possession

The away side are seeing a lot more of the ball here, but have failed to create any clear cut chances.

Sociedad appeal for a penalty

Willian Jose appears to be bundled over in the area, but no penalty is given. Does he have a right to feel aggrieved there?

Match underway

Suarez kicks off for Barcelona and the match is underway.

Official line-ups announced

Real Sociedad XI: Rulli, Yuri, Raul Navas, Inigo Martínez, Elustondo, Xabi Prieto, Illarramendi, Zurutuza, Oyarzabal, Carlos Vela, Willian Jose.

Subs: Ramirez, Juanmi, Granero, Canales, Hector Hernandez, Gaztanaga, Concha.

Barcelona XI: Cillessen, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Digne, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

Subs: Masip, Denis Suarez, Turan, Mascherano, Alcacer, Alba, Gomes.

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