Barça’s evening training session was attended by seven players from the first team, two from the B team and six from the youth team. José Manuel Pinto reappeared after a two-day absence.
Ten of the first team are away on international duty, but Pep Guardiola still put the others
through their paces at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. This was the second session of the day and
included even more extra players from the B and youth teams.
Following a two-day break after the US tour, José Manuel Pinto trained
today along with Messi, Mascherano, Adriano, Alexis, Keita and Fontàs. The Barça B players were
Montoya and Masip, and the youth players were Babunski, Cornejo, Quintilla, Miguel Ángel Sainz,
Samper and Patrick.
Recovery work for Xavi
Xavi Hernández also appeared at Sant Joan Despí after leaving the Spanish national
team due to an injury to his right soleus. He did recovery work in isolation today, as did the also
injured Puyol on pitch number 2.
Wednesday morning session
The team will be back at work on Wednesday morning at 9.00, behind closed doors at
the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Alexis Sánchez will not be taking part because he has been called
up for a international friendly for Chile against France in Montpellier.