Leo Messi stars as Barcelona edge Real Sociedad 3-2 (Official highlights)

Barcelona 3 – Real Sociedad 2

Luis Enrique’s side bounced back from their 3-0 defeat at Juventus in the Champions League last week beating Real Sociedad in a five goal thriller at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.

The win left Barca three points behind Real Madrid, who also have a game in who.

The two Spanish powerhouses meet in the round of fixtures in La Liga

Leo Messi stars

Barca’s hero was Leo Messi, who scored twice in the first half to give the Catalans a 2-goal lead.

But that was just the start of the scoring in the first forty-five. A Samuel Umtiti own goal gave the visitors a foothold in the game, Francisco Alcacer put Barca 3-1 up in the 44th minute, while Xabier Prieto scored Sociedad’s second just before the halftime whistle.