After a less than awe-inspiring start to the new era, Barcelona will be desperately hoping San Sebastián is the scene of their first victory of the season.
Four new singings were registered in time to take on Rayo Vallecano last weekend, although Jules Koundé had to watch on from the stands.
Even with Raphinha, Ousmane Dembélé and Robert Lewandowski leading the line, Barça were held to a goalless draw at Camp Now by los Franjirrojos.
They actually ended the night with ten-men, Sergio Busquets sent off deep into stoppage time.
The true cost of this may only be felt a week later, with Miralem Pjanić set to deputise at the base of midfield here.
Will Xavi’s side, belatedly, kick-start their campaign at Anoeta?
Real Sociedad meanwhile won 1-0 on the opening weekend, their favourite margin of victory; eight of their 17 wins last season were by this scoreline.
La Real beat Cádiz at Estadio Ramón de Carranza last Sunday, with new signing Takefusa Kubo the only scorer.
Imanol Alguacil’s team have finished fifth or sixth in three successive seasons, but are hopeful of gate-crashing the top four this time round.
Can los Txuri-Urdin lay down a real statement of intent by beating Barcelona?