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25.08.2009 20:23

Training with Super Cup ball

Sandra Sarmiento / Anna Segura

The players were back in training on Tuesday to prepare the European Super Cup match against Shakhtar Donetsk. As part of the preparations, they practised with the football that will be used in Friday’s match.

2009-08-25_ENTRENO_15.jpgThe squad returned to work on Tuesday afternoon after winning the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday and enjoying a day’s rest on Monday. They are now fully focussed on winning the second trophy of the season against Shakhtar Donetsk in Monaco.

As part of their preparations for the European Super Cup the footballs used in the training session were identical to those that will be used in Friday’s match.

Keita trains separately

2009-08-25_ENTRENO_07.jpgSeydou Keita worked out separately from the main group with one of the fitness coaches. The Mali international has a slight knee problem as a result of a knock he received during Sunday’s match against Athletic Club.

Meanwhile, Albert Jorquera did not take part in training in order to finalise his move to Girona.

Márquez and Iniesta

2009-08-25_ENTRENO_11.jpgRafa Márquez and Andrés Iniesta, who are both recovering from injury, exercised with the rest of the squad as they did last week. Before the session started the two players discussed their situation with Josep Guardiola and team doctors.

Last session in Barcelona

2009-08-25_ENTRENO_14.jpgThe last training session in Barcelona before the players leave for Monaco will take place on Wednesday at 6.30 pm. An hour earlier, Sergio Busquets will speak at a press conference. The next training session will be held in Monaco on Thursday afternoon.
Training with Super Cup ball
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