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FC Barcelona News: 13 October 2014; Barça Legends Lose to Real Madrid, Internationals Start to Return

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International stars coming back to take on Eibar | FC Barcelona
After a week when few players were available due to a mass exodus for international play, things are finally getting back to normal. Players will begin trickling back in as the week progresses, and Luis Enrique will slowly be getting players back for preparations for this weekend's match.

Mixed fortunes against first division debutants | FC Barcelona
Eibar are coming to the Camp Nou for the first time ever, but if they spring a surprise against the league leaders, it wouldn’t be the first time that a top flight debutant has shocked Barça. Here’s a look at similar encounters over the last two decades.

Madrid defeat Barça to take Legends Cup (1-0) | FC Barcelona
Coached by Charly Rexach, a team of Barça legends and former players were in Panama on Saturday night for the Legends Cup against Real Madrid. The game was won by Real Madrid with a lone goal by Congo six minutes from time. The exhibition match, played at Rommel Fernandez stadium, featured many former Barça players like Sergi, Rivaldo, Kluivert, Belletti, and Ludovic Giuly.

Real Madrid's Bernabeu not the place to celebrate Lionel Messi's record - ESPN FC
It's only a matter of time: Lionel Messi will become La Liga's best ever goal scorer in the very near future. Currently, the quadruple Ballon d'Or winner is only two goals behind the record of 251, set between 1940 and 1955 by Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra. Judging by his impressive performances of late, Barca's No. 10 is tipped to surpass the legendary Basque forward's record either against Eibar or, even more sensationally, Real Madrid.

With Iniesta as captain, Spain win 4-0 | FC Barcelona
Spain did what they were supposed to do on Sunday by beating Luxembourg, just days after their disappointing upset loss to Slovakia. In the third qualifying match for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, Vicente del Bosque's team had no problems dispatching their opponent. FC Barcelona star Andres Iniesta made his debut as captain, starting along side his Barça teammates Busquets, Piqué, Bartra, and Jordi Alba. Pedro came on in the second half.

Team for the future: Spain's starlets shine in new-look side -
The inclusion of De Gea (23), Bartra (23) and Carvajal (22) along with Alcacer (21) meant it was the youngest Spain side since Del Bosque took charge in 2008, with an average age of 25.

FC Barcelona players try their hand at football-tennis | FC Barcelona
During a week without matches that saw many of the team's international stars go away with their national sides, Barça still trained in a small, family-like environment. The few players who did not head abroad trained along side several players from the B team. One of the sessions became a laboratory for a new drill: playing tennis with the feet. Take a look in this video.

#TeamFCB: Instagram and social networks in China, more ways to follow Barça 2.0 | FC Barcelona
Beyond Facebook and Twitter, the world's biggest social networks, others have also become showcases for fans following their favourite FC Barcelona players. Around the world millions of people can get an up close and personal view of Barça stars on Instagram. Every day, more than 30 million followers check out photographs that some of the fifteen players on this year's squad post to their personal profiles, allowing them to catch a unique glimpse of their idols.

Victor Valdes' agent denies report goalkeeper has turned down Liverpool | Sky Sports
Reports over the weekend claimed that Liverpool invited Valdes over for training so they could assess his fitness after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in March, but that the Spain international snubbed the offer.However, Valdes' representative, agent Gines Carvajal, insists they did not reject any offer to go trial from Liverpool and that they had no contact with Brendan Rodgers about a possible move to Anfield.

Barça B earn a point against Racing (0-0) | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona B team came away with a hard-earned point at El Sardinero. The players somehow held up to a Racing team that continually threatened throughout the second half but repeatedly couldn’t break through Barcelona’s defensive wall, and its stellar keeper Adrian Ortola.

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