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23.08.2007 19:25

Internationals back in training


The complete Barça squad, including all players who were on international duty, has been in training at the Masia. The session took place with the objective of preparing for Sunday’s game against Racing Santander.

Apart from the players nursing injuries, Carles Puyol and Jose Edmilson, the squad was put through their paces in a complete training session for the game against Racing (19:00, Barça TV and PPV).

Everyone in good form

qm3d3951.jpgAll the returning internationals, Ronaldinho, Iniesta, Xavi, Henry, Abidal, Zambrotta, Deco, Messi, Milito, Eto’o and Touré have returned without any problems.

The beginning of Thursday afternoon’s light session began with the usual warm up exercises to help the returning players recover. Following this, the habitual ball control exercises and circuits. Eidur Gudjohnsen trained apart although on the same pitch, in order to get over his niggling injury.

Barça B midfielder, Marc Crosas, and defender, Jesus Olmo continued their involvement in the training sessions.

Friday will see the players return for a morning session at 10:00am and in the afternoon at 6:30pm.
Internationals back in training

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Collective Ball Control
Rijkaard’s men took part in a group ball control exercise during the training session. All the players formed one big circle and had the task of completing two exercises. The first consisted of moving the ball without passing it to the person directly standing next to them, the second involved passing it and then changing positions in the circle.

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