Anoeta: Barcelona's winless run at Real Sociedad continues

Barça were held to a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad on Sunday evening to see their run without a victory in San Sebastián go on. Barcelona-Alaves live

Anoeta: Barcelona's winless run at Real Sociedad continues

Barcelona's Anoeta hoodoo continued on Sunday as a 1-1 LaLiga stalemate with Real Sociedad saw their nine-year winless run in San Sebastián continue.

Willian José celebrates his opener for Real Sociedad, before Leo Messi's leveller earned Barcelona a point.

Last success at Real Sociedad came in 2007

The Spanish champions went into the league match-up with Eusebio Sacristán's men having last tasted victory away to 'La Real' back in May 2007.

Indeed, Los Azulgranas had lost their past four top-flight visits to the stadium, an unwanted streak that began with a 3-2 reverse in January 2013.

On this occasion, Barça avoided defeat - but needed a Leo Messi equaliser to salvage a draw as they ended week 13 six points behind leaders Real Madrid.

No wins in eight at Anoeta

Since claiming a 2-0 win under Frank Rijkaard, the Catalans have now failed to beat Real Sociedad in eight meetings in all competitions in the Basque Country.

That negative sequence - which has featured seven LaLiga clashes and one in the Copa del Rey - has witnessed three draws and five losses.