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FC Barcelona News: 9 November 2016; Lionel Messi Yellow Card Upheld, Gerard Pique Trains

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Barcelona fail in Lionel Messi yellow card appeal vs. Sevilla - ESPN FC
The yellow card Lionel Messi picked up in the 2-1 win against Sevilla last weekend has been upheld by the Royal Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) Competition Committee after Barcelona appealed against the booking. Referee Santiago Jaime Latre cautioned Messi for time wasting as he tried to put his boot back on after being fouled by Steven N'Zonzi.

Gerard Piqué back in action as FC Barcelona train at Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
Fourteen first team regulars were missing from the first training session of the week because they’re away on international duty, but one man who was at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Tuesday was Gerard Piqué, who worked out separately from the rest of the team.

International fixtures for 14 FC Barcelona players | FC Barcelona
A slew of Blaugrana stars is expected to appear in up to 19 matches over a seven-day stretch, after which they will head back to the Catalan capital to train with their teammates in the run up to Barça’s next match — a La Liga encounter with Málaga at Camp Nou on Saturday, 19 November at 4.15pm.

Do you remember Leo Messi's first ever goal for FC Barcelona? | FC Barcelona
It happened in an unofficial preseason fixture, and the side coached by Frank Rijkaard and led on the field by Ronaldinho won 6-0 thanks to a brace from current Barça B manager Gerard López, and others from Iniesta, Luis García, Verdú and a very young Argentinian. Messi’s was the fourth of the game, scored after 74 minutes.

One goal away from the 400 mark under Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
We have witnessed all sorts of goals, from every angle and every position. Goals which won games and titles. Now, we are only one away from reaching the 400th landmark in the Luis Enrique era. Since the coaches arrival in the summer of 2014, his team have scored 399 times in a little over two years and these incredible figures increase game after game.

Who got to keep Luis Suárez's FC Barcelona shirt? | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez made a lot of people happy in Seville. He not only scored the goal that clinched three vital points for FC Barcelona but also made a gesture that put a huge smile on the face of a child who had come to welcome him to the airport on Sunday morning, and was back to bid him farewell when the team was on its way back home.

Suarez closing on new Barcelona contract -
The Uruguayan has a deal until mid-2019, but reports suggest he will extend his stay by two or three seasons. Suarez, 29, said he was excited to continue his career with Barca, the club he joined in 2014 from Liverpool.

'Mascherano crucial to Barca' | Sky Sports
Luis Enrique's side moved to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid after coming from behind to seal all three points at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Lionel Messi scored Barca's first and created the second for Luis Suarez after Vitolo handed Sevilla a deserved lead.

Barcelona set to move for Cedric as Bellerin prepares to sign new Arsenal deal -
News of Hector Bellerin’s imminent contract renewal with Arsenal has not gone down well in Barcelona. The 21-year-old was the top choice of the Catalans to step into the shoes of Dani Alves, who has not been adequately replaced since he departed for Juventus on a free transfer last summer.

Ta-two! Messi covers up old leg ink -
Lionel Messi appears to have gotten sick of his old leg sleeve, seen below, consisting of a multitude of bits and pieces including his squad number, flowers, angel wings and a dagger. Enter the tattoo fixers, who have gone to town on an almost full cover up job. All that's left is the Argentine's squad number and his childs arm by the looks of it.

A perfect weekend for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The professional football teams, both men and women, as well as basketball, futsal and roller hockey sides record victories

Agreements of the Board of Directors | FC Barcelona
The Board of Directors were informed about the club's legal representatives' appearance at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). They were in Lausanne, Switzerland, this morning at the appeal hearing against the UEFA sanction for the display of Catalan independentist 'Estelada' flags. The sanctions are in reference to last season's Champions League games against Bate Borisov and AC Roma.

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