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FC Barcelona News: 3 November 2011; Barça Launch New Website, the Amazing Messi

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The press can't get enough of Leo Messi
The press can't get enough of Leo Messi

It's finally here. FC Barcelona launched a new website and it looks great. The old site was outdated, and in need of a facelift, so the new site was just a matter of time. It has to be said the team that was working on this project did a fantastic job. Take a look.

Insatiable Messi | FC Barcelona
Messi is inexhaustible, always wants more, and destroys every record. In Prague he reached 202 goals for Barça, and of these, he's scored 160 with Guardiola as manager. It's a demonstration that the arrival of Guardiola changed the life of the best player on the planet.

The sky's the limit for goal-machine Messi - NBC Sports
Lionel Messi is 34 goals short of becoming Barcelona's all-time top scorer after netting a hat-trick in the Champions League on Tuesday, and the only real question left is when he will achieve that accolade and not if. 

The last time Barca qualified for the knockout round after four games was in 2002/03 | FC Barcelona
In the 2002/03 season FC Barcelona secured a spot in the knockout round of the Champions League after winning their first four matches. Louis Van Gaal was Barça’s coach, and to date, this has been the best string of results for Barcelona in the Champions League.

Barcelona to develop brand in Chinese market - SportsPro Media
The agreement will see a team of Barcelona representatives head to China for a series of meetings with local businessmen and media. According to Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, the deal aims to "create a permanent link with the Chinese society, so that all who wish to can share with us the values of FC Barcelona."

Pique almost joined Juve... | Football Italia
Juventus almost beat Barcelona to the signature of Gerard Pique in the summer of 2008, the player’s father has revealed. "Gerard was a step away from signing for Juventus before the Barcelona switch," Joan Pique told Spanish radio show ‘El non a RAC1’.

Piqué, Cesc and Messi: the generation of '87 reunited in Prague | FC Barcelona
It was almost ten seasons ago, in the Cadet B team first, and later Cadet A, in which all three played together. A lot of things have happened since then. Messi has evolved into the best player in the world, while Piqué and Cesc both left the Club, and then came back to have success with the first team. In Prague, for the first time this season, the three of them were in the starting 11.

Barcelona tracking Real Betis striker Alejandro Pozuelo | tribalfootball.com
Barcelona are tracking Real Betis striker Alejandro Pozuelo. Estadio Deportivo says Barca had scouts make a check on the 20 year-old in action against Levante on the weekend.

Anzhi Makhachkala Ponder Seydou Keita Swoop | Insidefutbol
Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala have been linked with Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita.

Cristiano Ronaldo's 100 goals - Real Madrid star responds to Barcelona's Lionel Messi as battle of the world's best goes on - Goal.com
And the players themselves seem to react to the phenomenon, too. It has happened countless times over the last two years; Messi hits a hat-trick or produces a match-winning performances, then so does Ronaldo. Or vice versa. The competition seems to bring out the best in both men.

Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro denies agreement to sell Neymar to Real Madrid - Goal.com
Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has dismissed claims that Neymar has agreed to join Real Madrid in January. Reports on Wednesday had suggested Jose Mourinho's side were closing in on the 19-year-old's signature, with a fee of €53 million mentioned.53

Match Report: Lyon 0-2 Real Madrid - Goal.com
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his 99th and 100th goals for Real Madrid to help his club secure their place in the Champions League round of 16 with two games to spare, after ending their Stade Gerland hoodoo with a 2-0 win against Olympique Lyonnais.

Valencia lose Banega for six weeks - Yahoo! Eurosport
Valencia midfielder Ever Banega will be out for four to six weeks with twisted ligaments in his right knee. The Argentine playmaker was carried off on a stretcher in the first half of Tuesday's 3-1 Champions League victory at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Match Report: Villarreal 0-3 Man City - Goal.com
Two goals from Yaya Toure edged Manchester City closer to qualification from Champions League Group A after they comfortably beat Villarreal 3-0 at El Madrigal. The visitors proved superior throughout the game in an encounter that saw Mario Balotelli net another goal on his return to European action following his three-match ban for his Europa League dismissal against Dynamo Kiev last season.

Giuseppe Rossi's injury is a huge blow to both the player and Villarreal -- Graham Hunter -- soccer - ESPN
The summer sale of Santi Cazorla -- who along with Giuseppe Rossi was the only world-class footballer in the Villarreal squad -- was important to balance the books. But the sales-purchases chart has shown a gentle decline in quality in recent seasons. Money talks.

Two-game ban for Vallecano coach - Yahoo! Eurosport
Rayo Vallecano Jose Ramon Sandoval, sent from the touchline during the 2-0 Liga defeat to Villarreal, has been banned for two matches. The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has taken the decision after Sandoval was sent off 73 minutes into the game for 'repeated angry protest of various decisions' and 'having been warned several times before', as reflected in the referee's report.

Sporting lose Lora | LFP
Sporting defender Alberto Lora has been ruled out of Sunday’s Liga BBVA meeting with Zaragoza. Lora was taken off during the recent game against Athletic Club after pulling his left hamstring. The club announced that it will be conducting an MRI scan but early indications point to a muscle tear.