Luis Suarez scored one goal and created another as Ernesto Valverde’s men, WHO had won their previous six games all told competitions, came from behind to steer at Anoeta.
However, Alexander Isak’s 62nd-minute strike earned fourth-placed Sociedad a due share of the spoils, which means Real Madrid currently has the possibility to maneuver 2 points clear at the highest of LaLiga with a finish at Valencia on Sunday.
Barca may have few complaints regarding their failure to win, having been outplayed for large elements of an amusive contest, and also the champions can grasp they have to deliver an improved show against Madrid in their next match.
Sociedad stirred ahead when twelve minutes once Sergio Busquets was penalized for tugging Diego Llorente’s shirt at a corner and Mikel Oyarzabal sedately sent Marc-Andre ter Stegen the incorrect means from twelve yards.
The hosts remained within the control for a lot of the primary half, however Barca force level within the thirty-eighth minute courtesy of a devastating break.
Sociedad was left in need of bodies at the rear when Llorente was caught below the ball close to the halfway line and Suarez drove forward before slippery in Antoine Griezmann, WHO clipped a deft end into the bottom-right corner ahead of his former home fans.
Imanol Alguacil’s men were once more guilty of slack defensive as Barca took the lead four minutes into the half.
A glorious lofted pass from the antecedently humble Busquets places Lionel Messi clear and he altruistically squares the ball to leave Suarez with the easy task of finding an open goal.
Griezmann and Gerard Pique came about to adding a 3rd for Barca, however Sociedad before long hit back, Isak changing an easy rebound when Ter Stegen had needlessly parried a Nacho Monreal cross into the striker’s path.
Monreal needed treatment and a brand new shirt after funny injuring himself celebrating the goal.
He and Oyarzabal tried to bump chests however instead collided face to face.
Neither facet may realize a winner thenceforth, home substitute Willian Jose coming back nearest once he laid-off a close-range shot into Ter Stegen’s legs with the keeper grounded, whereas Barca saw an injury-time penalty charm waved away once Pique and Llorente tumbled to the ground along contesting a Suarez cross.