The Copa del Rey quarter-finals get underway in Catalonia, with a tie that could prove to be tough for the home side.
Barcelona have been the kings of the king’s cup in recent seasons, featuring in nine finals between 2011 and 2021, winning seven of them.
This season, Xavi’s team have overcome two lower division clubs so far, needing extra time to oust Intercity before smashing Ceuta last Thursday.
On Sunday, the Blaugrana maintained their three point lead at the top of La Liga, with Pedri’s goal enough to down Getafe.
Having already captured the Supercopa de España this month, Barça will be desperate to avoid a Copa exit here.
Real Sociedad though are Spain’s form team, sat third in La Liga, having won nine matches on the spin.
Imanol Alguacil beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 on Sunday, Alexander Sørloth and Ander Barrenetxea on target, securing their fifth consecutive league victory.
In this competition, los Txuri-Urdinak have already taken out Cazalegas, Coria, Logroñés and Mallorca, as they seek to regain the trophy they lifted just two years ago.
Back in August, Barça actually hammered Real Sociedad 4-1 at Anoeta, but a lot has changed since then.
So, will Barcelona extend their seven game winning streak against la Real, or can the visitors claim a first victory at Camp Nou since 1991?