Three games in next eight days
Barça start a busy eight days on Monday, with their cup debut set for Tuesday in Ceuta, a home league game against Seville on Saturday and a trip to Denmark to play Copenhagen the following Tuesday.
Cup, League and Champions League are all on the agenda over the next week or so, as
Guardiola’s team gird themselves up for challenging games in all three competitions with
training sessions every day.
On Monday the team will report to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper at 11.00 to prepare
Tuesday’s Cup game, with Carles Puyol coming back after his rest day on Sunday, but the other
seven players given a rest, not due till the day after.
A different kind of journey
The team will set out for Ceuta at 9.15 on Tuesday morning for a trip in plane and,
for the first time in the club’s history, helicopter. Players not travelling for the game are
due to train at 11.00, and on Wednesday at the same time, whilst the players who did travel to
Ceuta get a day off with all the squad due to train together on Thursday and Friday morning at
11.00 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
Midday match day session
As has become normal practice under Pep for match days, the squad will train behind
closed doors at the Nou Camp at midday, before kicking off against Seville at 22.00. Sunday will
see the players turn their attention to European football again as they come in to train at 12.00
to prepare for the Copenhagen game.