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17.08.2007 11:10

Physical training

Marc Guillén / Jordi Clos

Having recovered from the game in Munich on Wednesday evening, the Barça first team squad returned to a heavy training schedule on Friday with the emphasis on physical preparation.

After enjoying something of a rest on Thursday, as they had a light recovery session, the players were put through an intense schedule on the pitch in front of La Masia. As the squad worked on a series of tough circuits, the sweat began to pour off their heads and the work was not about stop as there was a second bout pencilled in for the afternoon.

High intensity

WEB_07.jpgAfter starting with the usual warm-up routines and ball work, the physical circuits were explained. excercises with a ball were also included to keep the tempo high, while Frank Rijkaard also broke the players up to participate in small-sided games. At all times the concentration and effort was very high and showed on the faces of the entire squad.

Oleguer and Zambrotta return

WEB_01.jpgOleguer and Gianluca Zambrotta returned to trainin after recovering from slight knocks that kept them out of action the previous day. Lilian Thuram was missing with a foot injury, while Santi Ezquerro has tendonitis in his knee. Eidur Gudjohnsen was also absent as he continued to train alone in order to recover from the injury to his left knee.

Physical training

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