Barcelona 4-2 Sociedad: Talking points as Braithwaite double secures a winning start for Barca | La Liga 2021-22

Martin Braithwaite of Barcelona celebrates with Memphis Depay against Real Sociedad
Martin Braithwaite of Barcelona celebrates with Memphis Depay against Real Sociedad

Barcelona picked up a 4-2 win in the La Liga earlier tonight and the Blaugrana have begun their history post-Lionel Messi in thrilling fashion.

Goals from Gerard Pique, Martin Braithwaite and Sergi Roberto sealed an impressive home win for the Catalan giants against Real Sociedad. Julen Cienfuegos and Mikel Oyarzabal scored two late goals for the visitors.

Here at Anytime football, we look at the three major talking points from tonight’s contest.

New look Barcelona attack

The likes of Martin Braithwaite and Antoine Griezmann were given the opportunity to showcase their quality tonight and the Danish international certainly made his mark.

Braithwaite managed to score twice against Real Sociedad and he will be hoping that Barcelona continues to give him the opportunity to prove his worth.

Barcelona need to manage Pedri’s game time

The talented 18-year-old midfielder has been playing non-stop first in football since the start of last season and he has been a mainstay of the Barcelona and the Spanish national team side.

The midfielder is one of the most exciting talents to come out of La Masia but he needs proper rest to recover and recuperate.

The midfielder is in danger of being burned out and his fatigue was evident tonight.

Pedri has the potential to develop into one of the best players around Europe but Barcelona will have to manage his game time if they want to see him fulfil his promise.

Barcelona keep up the pressure on the Madrid clubs

The Spanish giants will be hoping to win the league title this season and they needed to start on a positive note.

Both the Madrid clubs managed to win their opening games of the season and Barcelona could not have responded better in the post-Messi era.

Barcelona picked up an impressive win against a competitive side in Real Sociedad and they will be hoping to build on that when they travel to Athletic Club on Saturday night.