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FC Barcelona News: 11 November 2016; Neymar Scores as Brazil Dominate Argentina, Samuel Umtiti Injured

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A Neymar Jr inspired Brazil defeat Messi and Mascherano's Argentina (3-0) | FC Barcelona
After an even start to the game, Brazil took control of the much awaited Superclásico, which was the first official game between the two national teams in which Barça's Messi and Neymar Jr have faced each other. The opening goal came from an unstoppable shot by Coutinho from the edge of the box in the 25th minute.

Umtiti out for three weeks | FC Barcelona
First team player Samuel Umtiti has a rupture to the femoral biceps muscle of his left thigh.This was determined following tests carried out on Thursday. The injury is expected to keep him out for approximately three weeks.

Ter Stegen: I thrive under pressure | FC Barcelona
Marc-André ter Stegen has always been a goalkeeper that oozes personality and self-confidence has never been an issue where he’s concerned. As he says in an interview with Barça TV, "pressure is a good thing. I like it a lot. I enjoy playing away as much as I do in our own stadium. Getting nervous won’t solve anything. But you should think about things, and think about them twice, because there’s always room for improvement."

Last FC Barcelona training session of the week | FC Barcelona
The members of the FC Barcelona first team that are not injured or away on international duty trained on pitch number two at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Friday morning, where they were joined by the U19 squad. This was the final session that coach Luis Enrique has scheduled for the team this week, and they will not be required to report back for duty until Monday 14 at 6.00pm CET, once again at the Ciutat Esportiva.

Ronaldo vs Messi - the truth on who has the better stats in 2016 -
Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi remains the foremost rivalry in world football. Not only do the two superstars have contrasting personalities, they play for two of the biggest teams in the game - Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively.

Real Madrid wanted to sign Neymar before new Barcelona deal was completed - Neymar Sr. - ESPN FC
Reports in the Spanish press had claimed Madrid president Florentino Perez was keen to usher Neymar down the same path Luis Figo followed at the turn of the century. As well as Barca's Clasico rivals, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have also made moves to sign the 24-year-old.

Valencia fan gets six-month ban and fine for throwing battle at Barcelona - ESPN FC
The Valencia supporter who threw a bottle at Barcelona's players as they celebrated a stoppage-time winner at Mestalla in October has been handed a six-month stadium ban and a €3,001 fine. Spanish sport's Anti-Violence Commission distributed the punishment to the 17-year-old, who has said he regrets his actions.

LFP president Tebas refuses to apologise to Barcelona -
Tebas subsequently accused the Barcelona players of provoking the Valencia fans with their celebrations, adding that they overreacted after getting hit. The LFP chief's comments angered Barcelona, with coach Luis Enrique defending his team and president Josep Maria Bartomeu describing the comments as "imprudent and irresponsible".

Successful opening day at the 2016 Sports Technology Symposium hosted by FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The 2016 Sports Technology Symposium opened to rave reviews on Thursday, with the first day of the two-day event featuring a panoply of experts from across the sports technology spectrum who were on hand to enlighten and network with almost 500 participants in the Auditori 1899, located next to Camp Nou.

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