Barça back home
The FC Barcelona squad arrived back in the Catalan capital on Monday morning after completing their pre-season trip to Asia.
After beating Chinese side Guoan in Beijing the players embarked on a 12-hour flight home and the
Turkish Airlines plane touched down at 07:40 CET.
The squad were able to sleep during the trip but that will not prevent jetlag setting in and
Pep Guardiola is set to allow them time to rest and recuperate before continuing with training.
Tuesday evening will be the players’ first workout back at
the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, but only eight first-team stars will be in attendance due to the
round of international friendlies. José Manuel Pinto, Maxwell, Adriano, Seyoud Keita, Éric Abidal,
Víctor Sánchez, Gaby Milito and Andrés Iniesta will all be available as preparations for the first
leg of the Copa del Rey against Sevilla gather pace.
International games have seen Víctor Valdés, Carles Puyol, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets,
Xavi, Pedro and David Villa join up with the Spain squad, Bojan Krkic and Jeffren are with the
Spain Under-19s, Dani Alves is with Brazil, Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Sweden, Lionel Messi with
Argentina, Aliaksandr Hleb with Belorusia and Martín Cáceres with Uruguay.