FC Barcelona News: 14 November 2012; Lionel Messi Delighted With Award, 12 Barça Players Could Play Today

David Ramos

12 FC Barcelona players set to feature in international friendlies | FC Barcelona
Del Bosque decided to rest Xavi Hernández and instead called up the Betis midfielder, Beñat, and Athletic Club’s Markel Susaeta. Piqué, Puyol and Thiago, the latter two are still recovering from injury, will also miss the match.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi delighted by La Liga honour - ESPN FC
Messi, whose 50 goals saw him pip Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to take the overall best player award, said he was grateful to those who had voted for him. "I want to thank the coaches who voted for me as best forward and my fellow players who made me the best player," the Argentine said. "It gives me a lot of pride, excitement and joy."

Induráin: "Messi can break any record he wants" | FC Barcelona
"He’s the best player in the world in his position, he can break any record he wants, he’s breaking records that seemed to be impossible to break," said Miguel Indurain when asked about Messi’s latest accomplishment of breaking the record set by Pelé for goals scored in a calendar year.The five-time Tour de France winner also noted that Messi "is surrounded by excellent players ... what makes him different is that he’s integrated in a team where the players help each other."

Leo Messi sets sights on new challenges | FC Barcelona
Messi is 6 goals away from César, the all-time highest scorer for Barça in the Liga: The Argentine has scored a total of 184 goals in the domestic competition, and he’s only six goals away from César Rodríguez’s mark of 190. If Messi maintains his goalscoring form he’ll surpass the legendary Blaugrana that played for Barça in the 1940s and 50s

VIDEO - This weekend's five best youth team goals | FC Barcelona
Barça TV's 'Promeses' programme selected this weekend's five best goals scored by Barça youth teams

‘Barça Legends’ takes a look at Romario | FC Barcelona
Barça Legends will first take a look at Romario da Souza Faria, who played for Barça from 1993 through 1995. The Brazilian forward scored unforgettable goals for the Club and was key in Barça’s Liga and Spanish Super Cup campaigns.

The mayor of Seoul visits the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
"Barça and our installations have become a reference point for the city of Barcelona and Catalonia, sports institutions and government representatives, and in this case it’s the mayor of Seoul. Barça is a magnificent platform to promote the city of Barcelona to the world, and when the world comes to Barcelona they want to come here [FCB]," said the vice-president of the Club’s institutional area.

Del Bosque defends Spain trip | Football Espana
"All national teams, not only Spain, play games in similar situations to ours and we owe these countries a lot, so it’s our way of showing our patriotism to the whole world. There are enough reasons to be interested in a game against Panama," he told a Press conference.

Cristiano Ronaldo set to return for Real Madrid against Bilbao - ESPN FC
The player, who according to Spanish paper AS was still unable to open his left eye fully and is considering some small cosmetic surgery to remove any scarring, told his Twitter followers on Tuesday that he appreciated their support and was on the mend.

Malaga forward Julio Baptista is hoping to return from injury by December | Sky Sports
Baptista, 31, has proven to be a key player for Malaga since his switch from Roma and his return will be a welcome boost to the Primera Liga side, who currently sit fifth in their domestic league. The Brazilian forward is hoping he will be fit enough in time to make his return in the Copa del Rey round of 32, against lower league opposition Cacereno.

Espanyol boss Manuel Pochettino given reprieve - report - ESPN FC
Espanyol's under-fire coach Mauricio Pochettino is to stay at the club for another week at least, according to a report in Mundo Deportivo on Tuesday. Pochettino admitted he was considering his future after fans chanted for his resignation during the 3-0 home defeat to Osasuna on Saturday, and possible replacements were reportedly sounded out over the weekend.

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