Last but one session before Seville game
Sandra Sarmiento / Vanessa Forns
The first team squad continues to prepare for the clash against Seville on Saturday, with 22 players, including fit again Pinto, plus five from the Barca B team training at the Ciutat Esportiva this morning.
The penultimate session before Saturday’s Super Cup second leg saw the squad work out under
Josep Guardiola’s orders with the focus very much on fighting back from the 3-1 defeat
suffered in the first leg last weekend.
Pinto passed fit
In addition to the five Barca B players who trained with the squad,
Guardiola was also able to welcome back José Manuel Pinto, who missed last weekend’s game and
has been receiving treatment all week. The keeper was passed fit this morning, thus giving
Guardiola a full squad for the first time this pre-season.
Jonathan and Thiago to train on Saturday
Although the boss won’t be announcing his squad for the game until
before kickoff, he has given the names of the 24 players who he wants in training at 11.30 tomorrow
morning at the Nou Camp (a session that will take place behind closed doors), As well as his
complete first team squad, Guardiola has called up two of the Barca B players who’ve been
training with him this week - Jonathan Dos Santos and Thiago Alcántara.
S. Gómez, Romeu and Miño back with B team
The three discarded Barca B players–Sergi Gómez, Oriol Romeu and Miño- will be back in
training with Luis Enrique and the B team squad this evening at 19,00.