Voluntary training on a rest day
Although Pep Guardiola had given the first team the day off on Monday, Puyol, Milito, Pinto, Abidal, Mascherano, Thiago and Bojan went to the Joan Gamper training ground on a voluntary basis.
Following the recovery session on Sunday, Barça won’t return to training until Tuesday
morning. However, some players took advantage of the day off that Pep Guardiola had conceded, to
train at the Joan Gamper training ground. The Spanish Cup Final is on Wednesday and they all want
to be 100% fit for the decisive stretch of the season.
Pinto and Milito, normal activity
On field # 1 at the training ground Jose Manuel Pinto, who has been the habitual
goalkeeper in the Cup games this season, and could also start in Wednesday's final against Real
Madrid, did some work. Alongside him, the defender Gaby Milito also trained.
Puyol keeps working
Captain Carles Puyol was one of the other players at training. The central
defender, who reappeared against Madrid but unfortunately suffered a hamstring strain in his left
thigh during the course of the game, did some recovery work. Puyol said at a press conference
Sunday that he was waiting to see how the injury evolved these days to see if he might be available
for selection on Wednesday.
Abidal was also at the training ground. The French player did some running, as in recent
days, and as part of the natural recovery process, also did some ball work.