• Real Sociedad have lost none of their three home league meetings with Barcelona since returning to La Liga in 2010 (W2 D1).
  • The Anoeta is one of only three away grounds that Lionel Messi has scored in in La Liga but lost the game (with the Bernabeu and the Vicente Calderon).
  • Real Sociedad are the only side to have beaten Barcelona more than once on home soil over the last four seasons (twice).
  • Barcelona have never lost consecutive away league games against Real Sociedad since the Basque side moved to the Anoeta.
  • Lionel Messi has scored in the last four league meetings between the sides (five goals in total) and also netted in the Anoeta in the Copa del Rey this term.
  • If only first-half goals counted, Barcelona would be top of La Liga outright on 58 points; four ahead of Atletico Madrid (54).
  • Real Sociedad are unbeaten in nine home league games (W6 D3), keeping a clean sheet in each of their last three.
  • Barcelona are unbeaten in four away league games (W2 D2); a run that started following their only away defeat of the campaign so far (1-0 at the San Mames).
  • Neymar, who scored his first La Liga goal against Real Sociedad in the reverse fixture, has only scored one of his seven La Liga goals to date away from the Nou Camp.
  • Real Sociedad have scored 23 left-footed goals this season; more than any other side in the top five European leagues (Barcelona, 21).
  • Cesc Fabregas has made 12 assists this season; his best record in a single campaign since joining the Catalans.
  • Barcelona have earned a league-high seven points from losing positions on the road this term.