Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot to place Barcelona 1-0 ahead at home against Real Sociedad.
The penalty came once the ball perceived to strike the arm of a real Sociedad defender after another Barcelona attack.
Initially, the referee waved away Barcelona’s appeals for a penalty solely to be contacted by the VAR official for a review of the incident.
Before the goal, it had been a frustrating half for Barcelona however they stepped up the pace within the last half with possibilities coming back thick and quick.
Messi had already gone close on a handful of ocassions and there have been conjointly chances for Pique and Griezmann.
However, the goal for Messi was well-deserved as he looks to be restitution the fluency and form that was therefore lack in last week’s El Classico defeat to Real Madrid.
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