Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
All the information you need to know on how and where to watch Real Sociedad host Barcelona at Reale Arena (San Sebastian) on 21 March at 21:00 CET.
Out of the Champions League, Barcelona will now fully focus on LaLiga and Ronald Koeman’s men will try to keep their second spot in the standings in chase of leaders Atlético Madridagainst Real Sociedad in San Sebastian.
Barça are four points behind ‘Los Colchoneros’, while the Basque outfit are sitting fifth, nine points behind fourth-placed Sevilla. If you are in the US you can tune in via Fanatiz.
Real Sociedad, a real threat at home
The hosts, who finished sixth last season, remained unbeaten in seven matches before their 1-0 defeat to Granada last weekend. They have only suffered two home defeats in 2020-21.
Although Imanol Alguacil’s men were recently kicked out of the Europa League by Manchester United, they will have the chance to win a trophy in April, when they fill face old rivals Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey final from last season, that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In-form Barça getting closer to Atlético
Meanwhile, Barça are living one of their best moments in the domestic competition, as they have won each of their last four matches in the league and 11 of their last 12 after displaying a pretty solid game against Huesca (4-1) last Monday.
Isak and Oyarzabal looking to spoil the visitors' hopes
Real Sociedad won’t be able to call upon the services of Luca Sangalli, Miguel Moya, Joseba Zaldua and Aritz Elustondo, all injured. Nacho Monreal, David Silva won't be available either, while Martín Zubimendi and Carlos Fernández are ready to play.
Alexander Isak and Mikel Oyarzabal are almost ‘untouchable’ for Alguacil, while David Silva is expected to join them if he manages to finally overcome his back issues.
Piqué out, Messi partnering with Griezmann and Dembélé
Ronald Koeman won’t have Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati for this important match as they are long-term absentees. Sergio Roberto has been training with the group but he is still not ready to play. Gerard Pique will likely miss out the match due to a knee injury.
Frenkie de Jong could be the chosen one together with Óscar Mingueza and Clément Lenglet in the defence line.
Pedri and Sergio Busquets should be the ones playing in midfield, with Lionel Messi again being joined by Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé.
What time does the Real Sociedad vs Barcelona match start?
The 2020/2021 LaLiga match between Real Sociedad and Barcelona will be played at Reale Arena (San Sebastian) and will kick off at 21:00 CET on Sunday 21 March 2021.
That's 20:00 in the UK, 15:00 ET and 12:00 PT.
Find out what time Real Sociedad v Barcelona gets underway where you are in the world.
Where can I watch Real Sociedad vs Barcelona?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Real Sociedad vs Barcelona match is available on here.
Spain: Movistar Laliga 1, Mitele Plus, Movistar+, Partidazo in Movistar LaLiga, Movistar Laliga.
United Kingdom: LaLigaTV, Premier Player HD.
United States: Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español.
Is the Real Sociedad vs Barcelona game online?
Real Sociedad-Barcelona is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or Ios/Android app to watch it on.
For example, Fanatiz is a dedicated streaming platform in the US and in the UK, Premier Player has a streaming service. Movistar + in Spain are showing the LaLiga games.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.