Barça will travel to Mallorca without the injured Valdés, Xavi, Puyol and Jeffren, or the suspended Alves. Therefore, Pep Guardiola has drawn on reserves Miño, Thiago and Montoya to add to his first team squad of fifteen
Pinto, Adriano, Abidal, Maxwell, Piqué, Milito, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta, Villa,
Messi, Pedro, Afellay, Bojan, Miño (31), Thiago (30) and Montoya (40).
Eighteen footballers will be on the plane for Palma de Mallorca to take part in the game that kicks
off on Saturday at 20.00. But five of the usual FC Barcelona first team will not be among them.
These are the injured Valdés, Xavi, Puyol and Jeffren, who are all receiving treatment, and also
Dani Alves who was shown his fifth yellow card against Athletic Bilbao and misses the game through
That’s why Pep Guardiola has been using Miño, Montoya and Thiago
in his training sessions this week, and the trio have all been given places in the first team
Jeffren on the pitch
The session was started on pitch number one at the Ciutat Esportiva, where it was
nice to see that Jeffren was able to join his colleagues for the warm up section.
The players then moved over to pitch number two, apart from Jeffren, who stayed behind with a
fitness coach. Puyol also appeared on the pitch for a short while, while Xavi and Valdés were
elsewhere receiving therapy.