Barcelona Vs. Real Sociedad, 2012 La Liga: Lineups

With it looking as though Real Madrid will go ten points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table with a win over Getafe, it's vital for the defending champions to get a win against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou in order to keep the pace. On paper, that won't be too difficult - Sociedad are in 13th place and the Catalans have only dropped two points at home all year. Of some interest is Barcelona's injury-hit starting lineup, but when you can respond to absences in the centre by deploying Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas... well, things aren't so bad.

Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3): Victor Valdes; Adriano, Javier Mascherano, Carles Puyol, Dani Alves; Jonathan dos Santos, Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara; Lionel Messi, Isaac Cuena, Cristian Tello.

Substitutes from: Jose Manuel Pinto, Ferard Pique, Eric Abidal, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Alexis Sanchez, Sergi Roberto.

Real Sociedad starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Claudio Bravo; Cadamuro, Inigo Martinez, Mikel Gonzalez, Carlos Martinez; Mikel Aranburu, Markel Bergara; Antoine Griezmann, Ruben Pardo, Xabi Prieto; Diego Ifran.

Substitutes from: Javier Ariel Rosada, Imanol Agirretxe, Carlos Vela, Daniel Estrada, Joseba Llorente, Vadim Demidov, Tono.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.