Barcelona are into the end round rounds of the 2022/23 Copa del Rey after a 1-0 win over real Sociedad in a quarterfinal match at the Camp Nou that remained energetic until the end paying little brain to what the guests going down to 10 men before halftime.
Ousmane Dembele scored the persuading objective in the 52nd second, and it was in a general sense prize for an uncommon show with Genuine Sociedad unacceptable to will holds with the Frenchman, who was running past players down the right flank like they weren't there.
Barcelona took full advantage of the straight red card shown to Real Sociedad midfielder Brais Mendez four minutes before halftime for a stomp. The player lost his cool during a moment of high intensity in the match and received the first red card of his career.
But it didn't discourage 10-man Real Sociedad from threatening in the second half. Top scorer Alexander Sorloth flubbed a sitter with the goal at his mercy, and then the visitors also had two late shots which forced Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen into two big stops to prevent the 1-1 equalizer
The loss snapped a nine-match winning streak in all competitions for Real Sociedad, who were missing several key players entering the match. The result sent Barcelona into the semifinals with that draw taking place on Friday, January 27.
Real Sociedad, six points behind leaders Barcelona in third place in La Liga, get set for a trip to face the other Spanish giant Real Madrid in league play this Sunday. Barcelona prepare to travel to Girona on Saturday.