The first team returned to training on Wednesday to prepare for the next league game of the season, on Saturday in Mallorca. Due to missing players, Guardiola called up Miño, Montoya and Thiago for the session.
Thursday at 11 a.m.
The players will train again tomorrow, Thursday, in a session scheduled for 11 a.m. at the training
After two days rest, Barça are now fully focused on the preparation of Saturday's game against
Mallorca, their 25th of the league season and the first of four games that Barça will face in the
next eleven days, with Valencia, Zaragoza and Arsenal to come.
Recovery work for injured players
The entire first team squad participated in the session at the training
ground with the exception of the injured Jeffren, who did some individual ball work with a fitness
coach, and Puyol, Xavi, and Valdés, who spent the time in the gym doing recovery work on their
In Xavi’s case, it was announced on Tuesday that he would be out for 7 to 10 days owing
to a small muscle strain in his left calf.
Messi in the gym
Lionel Messi was not at training ground either, but instead stayed in
the gym doing specific exercises.
Three Barça B players
Guardiola opted to call up three players from Barça B, goalkeeper Rubén Miño,
right-back Martín Montoya (remember that Dani Alves can’t play in Mallorca due to suspension)
and Thiago Alcantara.