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08.12.2008 13:57

Four reserves against Shakhtar


After announcing Sunday he was to rest eight regulars, Josep Guardiola has called up reserve team players Botía, Abraham, Víctor Vázquez and Xavi Torres to his squad for the clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

This Tuesday Barça plays its last game in the group stages of the Champions League against Shakhtar with first place already wrapped up. Josep Guardiola has called up 18 players for the game including four from Barça Atlètic.

08-12-08_WEB_HELB_01.jpgThis Monday’s training session at the Miniestadi featured fourteen first team players and four reserves in the shape of Alberto Botía, Xavi Torres, Abraham and Víctor Vázquez, who also trained under Guardiola’s watchful eye on Sunday.

Eight players rested

There has been a small change to the list of eight players announced on Sunday who would be sitting out the Shakhtar game, with Thierry Henry now coming in for Samuel Eto'o. Alves, Puyol, Márquez, Touré, Messi, Xavi, Eto'o and Valdés, who won’t be turning out against the Ukraine outfit, are to train this Tuesday at 5.30 pm at the Masia.

Last session

08-12-08_WEB_XAVI_TORRES_01.jpgThe 18 players who will be running out on Tuesday have another session on the day of the game at 11.30 am behind closed doors at Camp Nou when they will be able to fine tune plans for the evening’s encounter.
Four reserves against Shakhtar
The squad
The squad for the Shakhtar Donetsk game consists of Jorquera, Pinto, Martín Cáceres, Piqué, Sylvinho, Abidal, Gudjohnsen, Sergio Busquets, Keita, Hleb, Bojan, Henry, Pedro, Víctor Sánchez, Víctor Vázquez, Botía, Abraham and Xavi Torres.

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