It was an uncomfortable second half for Luis Enrique on the Barcelona bench as Real Soceidad mounted attack after attack.
The Catalans saw the game drastically change after Prieto made the score 3-2 just before the break. La Real returned in the second half playing at their best looking to cause a big upset at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona’s midfield was a wreck as the battled to maintain possession. And as Luis Enrique stared a draw or defeat in the eyes, he brought in Andres Iniesta to stabilize things.
Luis Enrique defends Andres Iniesta over comments from journalist
Andre Gomes started in place of Iniesta and one journalist questioned Iniesta’s contribution to the team. According to SPORT, the journalist asked Enrique if he needed to rest Iniesta more in favor of Andre Gomes.
And in a sharp response, the Barcelona boss said: “Iniesta is unique and indisputable. There is no player who can unseat Iniesta. I have always admired and valued him.
“But if you believe that someone can remove the Iniesta, that is ridiculous.”
Iniesta came on in the 69th minute as Barcelona held on for a 3-2 win and maintain pressure on Real Madrid.
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