FC Barcelona News: 1 November 2013; Atletico Madrid Keep Pressure on Barça, Anniversary of Real Madrid Thrashing

David Ramos

FC Barcelona – RCD Espanyol: Did you know…? | FC Barcelona
Xavi has been in the squad for all of the last 18 derby games at the Camp Nou, playing in 15 of them and scoring 4 goals. Of those 18 games, 13 ended in victory, 4 were drawn and there was just one defeat.

How FC Barcelona and Espanyol come into the Camp Nou game | FC Barcelona
Friday’s Camp Nou derby sees both Barça and Espanyol well placed. Barça are enjoying the best ever start to a season, with ten wins, one draw and no defeats. Meanwhile, Espanyol have 15 points and for the time being are well clear of relegation and have an eye on European qualification.

Don't miss the FC Barcelona-Espanyol showdown at the Camp Nou! | FC Barcelona
Round 12 of La Liga is scheduled for this Friday, November 1, at the Camp Nou. Javier Aguirre’s Espanyol will visit the league leaders, who have won 31 of 33 possible points, at 21.00. Don’t miss the Catalan derby between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol, come to the Camp Nou and enjoy the show with Messi, Neymar, Valdés and company!

Week with the highest unique visitors to FC Barelona's website in Club history | FC Barcelona
The Champions League match against Milan in the San Siro and the league game at the Camp Nou against Real Madrid pushed FC Barcelona’s web platform to record heights. During the 21st through the 27th of October, the website registered the most unique visitors in the history of the Club, 2.9 million, which supposes an increase in audience of 63% over the website’s traffic average.

On this day... 100 years ago, Barça beat Real Madrid 7-0 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona beat Madrid 7-0 in a friendly played on the pitch in Carrer Indústria. Carlier (3), Percival Wallace (2), Alcántara and Greenwell from the penalty spot, were the goalscorers. Marcelo Bernabéu –brother of Santiago Bernabéu who 30 years later would become the Madrid President – played in the visitors’ defence.

A month to forget - Messi only scored once in injury-interrupted October - Goal.com
Lionel Messi will be glad to see the back of October, having netted only once for Barcelona last month. The Argentine attacker struck seven times for the Catalan club in October 2012 and added three more for Argentina in the same month, but scored only one goal this time around in an injury-interrupted four weeks.

Alves stops Messi nutmeg | FC Barcelona
Dani Alves and Leo Messi are the protagonists here. During training, Messi - one of the squad’s most skilful players - tried to nutmeg the Brazilian, who stopped the attempt by dropping onto one knee. Alves celebrations show what a good atmosphere there is in the squad right now. This time Alves stopped Messi - well see what happens next time!

Atletico Madrid on the spot | Sky Sports Football
Costa converted from the spot seven minutes before half-time after Diego Mainz had clattered into the back of Villa. The former Barcelona striker also won the second penalty and this time took the spot-kick himself, sending Granada goalkeeper Roberto the wrong way.

Getafe see off Villarreal | Sky Sports Football
Ciprian Marica's early goal got Getafe off to the ideal start and their cause was further helped by a 39th-minute red card for defender Pablo Iniguez for a foul on Marica. The Yellow Submarine regrouped and had chances to get back on level terms, but they were finally sunk two minutes into injury time when substitute Pablo Sarabia added a second.

Action but no goals at Real Betis | Sky Sports Football
Francisco Chica was dismissed with just 30 minutes gone after picking up two yellow cards but despite being a man down Betis could well have taken all the points had Jorge Molina not fluffed his lines from the spot 17 minutes from time.

Malaga look to renew Darder | Football Espana
Malaga are reportedly planning opening talks with Sergi Darder to extend his current contract and increase his buyout clause. The 19-year-old has proven a notable addition to the senior squad this season, having been promoted from the youth ranks over the summer, and has so far managed nine appearances for The Anchovies, including eight starts.

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