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08.01.2009 19:52

Training and goals (1-1)

Berta Brau / Roger Bogunyà

At 18.00 on Thursday at the Miniestadi there was an unusual training session because Barça played a game against touring Uzbek outfit Bunyodkor. It was played over the full 90 minutes and ended 1-1.

entreno081209_x4x.jpgJosep Guardiola picked a star studded line-up. Jorquera, Alves, Cáceres, Puyol, Sylvinho, Keita, Gudjohnsen, Xavi, Messi, Eto'o and Henry played, albeit in training gear, against the Uzbek side on a freezing cold evening at the Miniestadi.

Presence of Barça Atlètic

All of the substitutes got a run-out, and these included Pedro and Busquets from the first team, and reserve team players Botía, Abraham, Gai, Víctor Vázquez, Jeffren, Córcoles, Xavi Torres, Rueda and Fontás.

Missing from the session were Valdés, Pinto, Piqué, Márquez, Touré Yaya, Iniesta, and Bojan, most of whom had started at the Vicente Calderón, but who trained today in isolation from the first team.

The Uzbeks

Bunyodkor, managed by Mamet Abdulaevich, started the game with Bugalo, Juraev, Gochkuliev, Luisao, Khvostunov, Khasanov, Manzukas, Kapadze, Jeparov, Bakaev and Villanueva. In the second half they fielded Zukhurov, Juraev, Yafarov, Karimov, Raimkulov, Salomov, Karpeniko, Rakhimov, Baytulaev, Soliev and Pardaev, while Turaev and Jalolov also got time.

The goalscorers

entreno081209_x1x.jpgThings were evenly matched throughout the first half. Puyol put the home side ahead after 19 minutes, while Soliev levelled affairs before the break. There were plenty more occasions in the second half, but no further scoring.

The game was overseen by referee Francisco Oliva Bueno, who normally officiates in the third division, assisted by Eduardo Figuerola and Luis Cortés.

The first team will not train again before Saturday, the day before the next league match against Osasuna.
Training and goals (1-1)
V. Sánchez out for 7 to 10 days
Missing from the Thursday workout was Víctor Sánchez, who has 0.5 cm of damage to the sartorial muscle in his left thigh, an injury that he picked up in training on Wednesday and that will see him out of action for between 7 and 10 days.

Another sidelined player is Éric Abidal, who had a nasty flu that is causing general discomfort and fever. He is taking medication and has been told to rest until Saturday.

Alexander Hleb was also absent, for he is still recovering from a twisted ankle.

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