Barcelona 2-0 Real Sociedad: Barca back to winning ways to reclaim second spot on La Liga


Barcelona claimed 2nd place in La Liga with a 2-0 home win over Real Sociedad on Monday thanks to a first-half strike from Lamine Yamal and a late Raphinh penalty.

Lamine Yamal put Barcelona ahead in the 40th minute when he coolly slotted home Ilkay Gundogan’s pass for his fifth La Liga goal of the season after a quick breakaway.

Raphinha’s stoppage-time penalty sealed victory for the hosts after a VAR review of the handball, leaving the Basque side in seventh place with 54 points, one behind Real Betis in last place in the UEFA Europa League.

Xavi’s side leapfrogged Girona to move to 76 points, one ahead of their Catalan rivals, who dropped points in Friday’s 2-2 draw at Alaves.

Real Madrid have already secured the league title with three games remaining on 90 points.

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