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FC Barcelona News: 8 October 2011; Internationals Play, Messi Helps Develop New Boots

After two and a half years Messi scored again in a non-friendly match for Argentina.
After two and a half years Messi scored again in a non-friendly match for Argentina.

Lionel Messi unveils adidas f50 miCoach football boot | Mail Online
Lionel Messi is the face behind football's latest revolutionary masterpiece: the boot with a brain. Sportsmail can reveal that the Barcelona superstar has spent months developing the world’s first intelligent football boot with manufacturers adidas, which could now take the game by storm.

Rosell aggrieved at sanctions : The World Game
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has described the punishments his club received for incidents during this northern summer's European Super Cup in Monaco as "unfair" and "excessive". The European champion revealed it was fined 110,000 euros (A$150,600) by UEFA for coming out for the second half of the game against Porto two minutes late and for the lighting of 10 flares by fans in the Stade Louis II.

'Jose Mourinho's actions cannot be justified' - Barcelona captain Carles Puyol blasts Real Madrid boss -
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has blasted Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho in an interview with El Mundo Deportivo. "There are games in which the stress can trigger something bigger, but such actions have no justification." Puyol stated.

Messi scores, after 2 and a half years (4-1) |
Argentina thrashed Chile 4-1 in the first game of the qualifying phase for the World Cup in Brazil 2014. Messi scored, two and a half years after his last international goal, and Higuain got a hat trick.

Xavi leads Spain to victory (0-2) |
Spain, led by maestro Xavi, dominated the first half, except for the last few minutes when the Czechs tested Iker Casillas. After only five minutes a fabulous pass from Xavi was controlled and slotted home by Mata to make it 1-0. The Czechs were powerless to resist the total control of the World Champions, who made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute.

Villa improves his stats |
David Villa gets better with age. The FC Barcelona number 7, centre forward at Valencia, and left wing since he came to Barça, to free up Messi, has already scored 6 goals in 11 games this season. That is, 0.55 goals per game, quite a bit better than at the start of his first season with the team.

AC Milan line up January moves for Barcelona's Maxwell and Real Madrid's Sami Khedira - report -
Maxwell has had an injury-prone time at the Camp Nou since moving to Spain from Inter back in July 2009, and is now behind Eric Abidal and Adriano in Pep Guardiola's preferences at left-back. With the position a problem area for the Serie A side, an attempt to bring the Brazil international back to Italy does not seem out of the question.

Ander Herrera gets the discharge | LFP
Athletic Club midfielder Ander Herrera was given his discharge on Friday, according to the medical report provided by the Basque club. Herrera has thus recovered from the torn meniscus he suffered in his right knee in Septembern and he is now training under Bielsa.

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