Cool evening session
Marc Guillén / Roger Bogunyà
After working twice-a-day earlier in the week the FC Barcelona players only had one training session on Thursday as they worked in cool conditions.
Starting at 19:00 on the pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper complex the Blaugrana stars were
put through an
intense physical work-out
as the coaches aim to raise their fitness levels. After a few scorching days in the
Catalan capital the temperatures were low enough to enjoy training and there were also plenty of
smiles after the players were given the morning off.
A new face: Isaac Cuenca
With a number of
youth teams stars
training alongside the first-team regulars in pre-season another rising hopeful was given a
chance when 19-yaer-old Isaac Cuenca joined in. Last term he was the Juvenil A's third top scorer
with eight goals.
Dos Santos and Edu Oriol they are reinstated
A week remains for the players to find their fitness before the opening
friendly of the pre-season programme kicks off in Norway against Valerenga. The usual summer signs
have been in evidence with players picking up minor knocks but both Jonathan Dos Santos and Edu
Oriol were back in training after missing Wednesday's session.
Víctor Vázquez and
were missing from the main group though as they continued their recuperation programmes
to one side.