The week ahead
Barca start their second week of pre-season training on Monday, with their first match of the summer, a friendly against Valerenga set for this Thursday and the Asia Tour starting on Sunday.
The second week of pre-season training will be centred on the game against Valerenga in Norway and
the start of the Tour of Asia, with the players flying out from Barcelona for Seoul on Sunday. The
squad will train seven times in all this week, with two days of double sessions.
Monday, 26 July:
After a day and a half break, the players are back in training at
09.00 on Monday, returning at 19-00 in the evening. Maxwell will give a press conference after the
Tuesday, 27 July:
The team will repeat Monday’s schedule.
Wednesday, 28 July:
Following a nine o’clock morning session, the players
will have the afternoon free.
Thursday, 29 July:
The squad will meet for breakfast at 08.00
and then set off for El Prat airport to take the plane to Norway. The team’s first pre-season
friendly against Valerenga kicks off at 19.00. The squad will fly back after the game.
Friday, 30 July:
After a break in the morning, the players will train at 19.00 and
then have supper together at the Ciutat Esportiva with the technical staff, as they have done
throughout the pre-season.
Saturday, 31 July:
The 09.00 session will be the final training before the
Asia Tour, with the players having the afternoon off.
Sunday, 1 August:
The Asia Tour starts with the team meeting up at the Ciutat
Esportiva, before leaving for El Prat at 15.15 and flying out to Seoul where they will play a
K-League select team on Wednesday 4th August. The Tour continues with a friendly against Guoan in
Beijing on August 8th.