Messi: Barcelona had to lose at some point

Goal :    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has said the shock 3-2 loss to Real Sociedad on Saturday was not entirely unexpected, but added that the side must now rebound with a win in the Cope del Rey.

Despite bagging a goal in his 10th straight league game in consecutive seasons, Philippe Montanier’s men staged an incredible comeback to stun Messi and the Blaugrana.

But the newly-crowned Balon d’Or winner told reporters: “Losing a game had to come at some point. We have to pick ourselves up immediately because of the cup match coming up.