FCB v R.Sociedad: Did you know that Barça's great run against the Basque side goes back to 1995?

Barça and Real Sociedad playing last season. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.
Barça’s winning run against the Basque side goes back to 1995, when the teams drew 1-1

– Today is also the 56th anniversary of the Camp Nou.

– Real Sociedad have lost on their last 15 visits to the FCB ground

– Last season’s game ended in 5-1 victory for the Catalans.

– Real have not won at the Camp Nou since 1990/91, when they beat the Dream Team, 3-1, who fielded a weakened team after already securing the title.

– From 2007 to 2010, Real went three season without playing Barça because they were in the second division.

– The all-time balance in this fixture is 49 wins for Barça, 16 draws and 18 wins for Real Sociedad.

– Barça are looking to start their season with 6 straight wins, something they have only done five times before.

– The previous managers to achieve the feat have been Bellamy (29/30), Cruyff (90/91), Van Gaal (97/98), Guardiola (09/10) and Vilanova (12/13).