David Moyes' Real Sociedad held on to record a narrow 1-0 victory over Barcelona as they returned to winning ways at a damp Anoeta on Sunday evening. An early own goal from Jordi Alba was all the hosts needed as they held off a second-half onslaught from substitute Lionel Messi, with Luis Suarez also denied as Sociedad moved up to 13th in the Primera Division table. Do you want to play a role in goalkeeper with some cheap FIFA 15 coins to protect the last line of defense in FIFA 15?
Goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli and the Sociedad defence worked hard to keep the Catalans at bay during Moyes' eighth game in charge as Sociedad claimed their third home victory in succession over Barça, who remain one point behind leaders Real Madrid. After just two minutes of play, the home side took the lead as Alba put into his own net in a failed attempt to clear the ball from the Barça goal, slotting past team-mate Claudio Bravo into the bottom corner from Xabi Prieto's cross from the right of the 18-yard box.
Enrique calls on Messi, Neymar
Messi joined the action at the start of the second half, while Neymar came on for Pedro after 58 minutes in an attempt to breathe some life into the Barça side. Messi came close to scoring a leveller midway through the second half but he sent Neymar's cross past Rulli's goal. Neymar had an effort saved with 20 minutes left as he played the ball into the 18-yard box before Rulli came out and claimed it with a diving save before the threat became any more dangerous.
Eibar continue fairytale
Eibar enjoyed a stellar 2014 and carried it over to 2015 by taking all three points from their opening match of the year, a 2-1 win over Espanyol at the Power8 Stadium to move up to eighth.
Manu del Moral opened the scoring for the visitors in the 34th minute and moments later Eneko Boveda widened the gap with a headed goal from a corner. Felipe Caicedo pulled one back late on but the Catalans were unable to avert a second home defeat of the season, which sees them fall three points behind the Basques.