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FC Barcelona News: 16 November 2013; Alexis Sanchez Bags Brace Against England, Jordi Alba Trains Separately

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Clive Brunskill

Alexis gets double at Wembley | FC Barcelona
Alexis’ goalscoring form at club level is also being manifested on the international stage. In tonight’s friendly at Wembley, the FC Barcelona striker was in astounding form for Chile against fellow World Cup qualifiers England.

Leo Messi devouring records since debut | FC Barcelona
In ten seasons, the Argentinian has gone on to make 395 appearances (57 in La Liga and 82 the Champions League, among others), scoring 327 goals, making him the club’s all-time highest scorer in official competitions. Paulino Alcántara scored 357 goals, but that incudes friendlies.

Jordi Alba at training but not with squad | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona players that are not away trained today at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The big news was the return of Jordi Alba, who was back training on the pitch for the first time since October 10, the day that the 24-year-old tore fibres in his left femoral biceps thigh injury.

Alves speaks frankly about his present and future | FC Barcelona
Dani Alves is always a great interviewee. Rather than dodge awkward questions with ambiguous answers, he likes to tell things as they are. An article printed in today’s edition of Sport is another example of how the straight-talking Brazilian is not afraid to speak his mind.

Interview: Cesc Fàbregas to answer fans' questions on Facebook | FC Barcelona
What would you like to know about Cesc Fàbregas? On Tuesday November 19 from 13.30, the player will be ready to answer questions asked by fans all around the world on the official FC Barcelona Facebook page. For half an hour everyone is invited to interact directly with Cesc in Q&A format and learn more about the midfielder’s life.

Xavi Hernández: "FC Barcelona can reach excellence again" | FC Barcelona
When asked about Messi, whose most recent muscle injury will keep him on the sidelines for four to six weeks, the Catalan midfielder said: "Messi is a really tough guy, mentally strong and he’ll return in top form. He’s played everything for four to five years, and he’s been decisive in all of his matches, scoring two or three goals in some of them."

Real Madrid & Germany face anxious wait over 'severe' Khedira injury -
Sami Khedira has caused concern for Real Madrid and Germany after picking up an injury in the 1-1 draw with Italy on Friday. The midfielder picked up a knee problem in a collision with Azzurri star Andrea Pirlo and has had to be taken to hospital, with Mannschaft defender Jerome Boateng revealing the incident ruined the evening for Joachim Low's men.

Athletic’s Aduriz appeal rejected | Football Espana
In response to this ruling, the club appealed to the Appeals Committee, arguing that the player was verbally hitting out at the decision, rather than the individual and that the Committee’s decision to rescind the red card suggested that the player’s frustration at the time was justified.

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