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24.07.2008 12:17

Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta get training

Marc Guillén / Jordi Clos

The three players that starred for Spain at the European championship have started training. All three started the day with the rest of the squad and worked out in isolation for the remainder of the session.

The sixth training session at Saint Andrews, in the build up to Thursday evening’s game with Hibernian, included Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández and Iniesta. The Euro 2008 winners joined the squad for ten minutes for the typical warm-up routine and then did circuit training with the ball on their own.

Gentler than usual

sessio240708_x12x.jpgThe rest of the side had a gentle session of little more than an hour, with the coaching staff well aware that the players have a game this evening, and therefore there was no need to overdo things in training. The players worked on possession plays and then Pep Guardiola took twenty minutes to discuss tactical issues, including defensive strategies, set plays from corners, and dealing with free kicks on the edge of their area.

Cáceres, OK

Martín Cáceres, who missed the Wednesday session with gastric bother, was able to train normally today. However, Abidal is still out with an Achilles heel injury and jogged this morning in the company of the other player carrying slight knock in his left leg, Sylvinho.
Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta get training
Lovely weather
The players have trained in ideal conditions at Saint Andrews. The sun barely made an appearance this morning, and some of the players even preferred to keep their tracksuit tops on because of the chill.

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