Barcelona was hoping for a turnaround as they travelled to San Sebastián to face Real Sociedad after drawing 0-0 in their La Liga debut.

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Just 44 seconds into the game, Robert Lewandowski scored the game's first goal as the birthday boy attempted to lead the rebound. However, the opening 45 minutes of play generally seemed odd.

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Real Sociedad pounced on Barcelona's weaknesses and quickly replied to tie the score through Alexander Isak after the team had displayed a number of areas of disarray.

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However, Real Sociedad missed a goal after the break, and the lengthy Barcelona bench turned the tide of the game in Xavi's favour.

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The Barcelona boss dipped into his deep bench and brought young Ansu Fati on, and the wide man made all the difference in the world, producing a pair of quickfire assists after just five minutes.

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The eventual game-winner was grabbed by Ousmane Dembele just past the hour mark, while Fati provided Lewandowski’s second minutes later

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Then, as the icing on the cake, Lewandowski switched roles, assisting Fati for Barcelona's fourth goal 11 minutes from time with a beautiful back-heel assist.

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Barcelona now has four points from their first two games, a huge improvement from their season-opening performance.

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Real Sociedad were left to rue a host of missed opportunities in the first half as Takefusa Kubo and David Silva should have scored with big chances

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