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FC Barcelona News: 11 October 2014; Luis Suarez Impresses in International Return, Claudio Bravo Breaks Chile Record

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Luis Suárez impresses on return | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez has played again, this time for Uruguay in his first international outing since the World Cup in Brazil. The Barça striker, whose suspension ends on October 24, featured in tonight’s friendly against Saudi Arabia in Jiddah. And it was his shot onto the post that led to Fallatah putting the ball in his own net early in the second half.

Claudio Bravo makes history for Chile | FC Barcelona
Chile beat Peru 3-0 on a historic Friday night for Claudio Bravo. The 31-year-old, unbeaten in 630 minutes of official matches for Barça, made it to a national record of 85 international appearances for his country, surpassing the previous best set by the legendary Leonel Sánchez.

Neymar: "My understanding with Messi is improving" | FC Barcelona
On Saturday night we have the ‘Clásico de las Américas’ between Brazil and Argentina, or as many are billing it: Neymar versus Leo Messi. The Barça duo are the captains of their respective teams and are looking forward to a quality clash in the Olympic Stadium, Beijing. The two players have been causing a sensation in the Chinese capital, and are expected to continue to do so on the pitch tomorrow.

Spain U21 draw while Germany win | FC Barcelona
The Spain U21 team has drawn the first leg of its Euro 2015 qualifying playoff against the Czech Republic. Sergi Roberto played all 90 minutes and posted a sound performance. Barça’s Gerard Deulofeu, on loan at Sevilla, was the visiting side’s most dangerous player, and there were claims for a penalty on him in the first half.

Inside view: First team photo session | FC Barcelona
Sit back and enjoy this great two-minute video of what happened when first team stars Masip, Montoya, Adriano, Alves, Douglas, Vermaelen, Rafinha and Xavi posed for the cameras.

Australian A-League: David Villa makes instant impact with Melbourne City | Sky Sports
David Villa scored 15 minutes into his Melbourne City debut as they opened their A-League season with a 1-1 draw against Sydney FC. Villa had entered the fray seven minutes before Gameiro's goal and he managed to level the scoring just after the hour when he fired a low shot past home keeper Vedran Janjetovic.

Sixth annual MuscleTech Network meeting to be hosted by FC Bacelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will once again be hosting the annual MuscleTech Network meeting, with the sixth edition due to be held on October 13 and 14 in the Auditori 1899. The get together is organised by FC Barcelona, Aspetar and the Centre Tecnològic Leitat and supported by the Fundació FC Barcelona, the Fundación Leo Messi and Scharlau with support from the Generalitat de Catalunya, Esport.cat, Egarsat and Scharlab.

‘Zidane to continue at RM Castilla’ | Football Espana
Zinidine Zidane won’t be removed from his post as Coach of Real Madrid Castilla despite a looming three-month ban. The RFEF has notified Madrid of a proposal to ban Zidane for three months as he holds the post of Coach despite not carrying the required qualifications. Marca reports, however, that even if Zidane is banned for three months, he will remain as Coach as Madrid feel it’s important for his development as a trainer.

Singapore businessman Peter Lim 'has completed the purchase of Valencia' - ESPN FC
Singapore businessman Peter Lim has completed his takeover of Valencia, according to AS. Lim, who already has a 50 percent stake in English non-league side Salford City, has been trying to take control of the Spanish club for some time but met resistance from Bankia, the club's creditor, who were reportedly concerned about "asset-stripping."