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02.02.2009 12:08

Another week of League and Cup


This week the football first team has a Cup match on Thursday against Mallorca and a League clash with Sporting Gijon on Sunday.

After a month of playing Cup and the League matches in the same week, Barça are beginning the last one in which they have two games for a while. They have no more midweek matches until 24 February when they take on Olympique Lyon in the Champions League.

At the Ciudad Deportiva complex

19-01-09_WEB_EQUIPO_08.jpgAfter today’s training session behind closed doors, Guardiola’s men will have Tuesday off. Their next session is set for Wednesday at 11 am at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper facility to start gearing up for Thursday’s King’s Cup first leg clash with Mallorca (21:30).

On match day

There will also be training on the day of the game at 12 noon at the same venue. After having lunch together the players will then have the afternoon off until an hour and a half before the game when they will go to Camp Nou.

Sunday against Sporting Gijon

gijon-fcb1_x8x.jpgThere is to be another training session on Friday at 11.30 am as the players start getting ready for Sunday’s home League encounter with Sporting Gijon. This session, like Saturday’s at 11 am, will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva.

The final session before the game will be on Sunday at 11.30 am at the same venue.
Another week of League and Cup
Recovery Monday
This Monday morning the first team trained behind closed doors at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper complex. Seven reserve team players - Maric, Nolito, Abraham, Longas, Rayo, Rueda and Benja – were also present.

The players in the starting XI against Racing Santander, together with Pedro and Víctor Sánchez who turned out for Barça Atlètic, did recovery work. Meanwhile the injured Keita, Milito and Puyol combined gym work with exercises out on the pitch away from the main group.

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