Match Today: Barcelona vs Real Sociedad 25-01-2023 Quarter-finals of the King's Cup
Barcelona will welcome Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, seeking to reserve its place in the King's Cup semi-finals.
This year's quarter-final pits two of the competition's last three winners against each other, with Real Madrid winning in 2020 and Barcelona following one year later. No team has won this tournament more than Barcelona, who top 31 victories.
Here's how Xavi's men can launch in their quest for the number 32. The Copa del Rey has reached the quarter-finals and, in our highlight, we'll see two of the best teams in Spain this season, Barcelona and Real Sociedad, battle it out at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night for a place. The penultimate round.
The visitors currently occupy third place in the league with 38 points in 18 matches, three points behind Real Madrid and six points behind their rivals at the top of the league. Real Sociedad approaches this match in an excellent way, as it won seven consecutive matches while keeping a clean sheet in four consecutive matches in Away games Real Sociedad bowed out of the competition at this stage last season against eventual winners Real Betis and will want to do better this time around.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
The Blond star Lewandowski is considered one of the best players in the team, as he scored 21 goals in 23 games with 7 assists in all competitions this season for Barcelona.
He won his first trophy with the Spanish giants against Real Madrid but won't miss the opportunity to miss out on the Copa del Rey. His impressive positioning and physical ability could be a key element for Barcelona in their Copa del Rey victory.
While Barcelona will also carry excellent momentum in this fixture, having not lost a game in their last 11 matches, which includes six straight wins, they are currently in pole position in La Liga and, having been knocked out of the Champions League, will want to secure the domestic trophy at all costs.
Barcelona have been the widely dominant team in this game in the past and are unbeaten in their last six encounters against this opponent, winning five and drawing one. Barcelona were eliminated from this competition in the last 16 last season, despite the impressive recent form of their opponents. Barcelona would imagine themselves to extend their successful record against Sociedad this season.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Real Sociedad has achieved a six-game winning streak in all competitions at the moment and has only conceded one goal during this period. They are currently in third place in the league with 38 points, with one more game played than Barcelona who are currently in first place with 44. point after 17 games.
While Barcelona was undefeated in its last ten matches against this opponent, Barcelona outperformed this opposition by 15-4 in the last four matches. Real Sociedad scored in five of the last six matches against Barcelona.
Real Sociedad achieved a winning streak of seven matches, scoring in each of them. Barcelona have been excellent domestically this term, and while they have generally dominated this game in the past, they have come up against a Real Sociedad side who are of excellent form. We expect a full game in this match and plenty of chances at both ends.