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16.03.2011 12:03

Session with a lot missing

Sandra Sarmiento / Vanessa Forns


The club resumed training on Wednesday to prepare for the game against Getafe. 15 first team players including Alves and Adriano, who worked apart from the group, and three Barša B players took part in the session.


Session with a lot missing

Abidal with his teammates
On Tuesday Eric Abidal was diagnosed with a tumor on his liver which will be operated on this Thursday. The French player popped into the Joan Gamper training ground on Wednesday, before the start of training, to see his teammates.
After the draw with Sevilla and having enjoyed two days off, the team led by Josep Guardiola returned to training on Wednesday in order to start preparing for next Saturday’s game at the Camp Nou, against Getafe.

This Wednesday’s session was notable for missing players. Five players, Alves, Adriano, Maxwell, Pedro and Messi, all finished the match in Seville with injury problems. Also not present were the injured Puyol, and Abidal, who will have surgery this Thursday on the tumour on his liver.

Adriano and Alves worked separately

2011-03-16_ENTRENO_14.JPGA total of 18 players participated in the training session at the Joan Gamper training ground, from 11a.m., 15 first team players and three from the reserves. However, of the first team players Alves and Adriano, the former with bruised right ankle tendons, and the latter with a muscle strain in his left leg, worked apart from the rest of the group, accompanied by a recovery coach.

Treatment for Maxwell, Pedro and Messi

2011-03-16_ENTRENO_17.JPGAs for the other three players with injury problems, i.e. Maxwell, Messi and Pedro, all 3 received treatment. Maxwell, with discomfort in his right thigh muscle, and Pedro, with a groin strain, are both serious doubts for the Getafe match. Messi, meanwhile, is recovering from a heavy blow to his right knee, and his availability for Saturday's game will depend on how well he recovers.

16 players available to Guardiola

13 first team players carried out the normal training session, plus Montoya, FontÓs and Mi˝o from the Barša B team. On a very cloudy day but without rain, Barša began the session with the usual warm-up exercises and drills.

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