The four first team players that are still in town have trained for the last time this week. With most of the Barça B players focused on preparing for the game with Alcorcón, Guardiola also called on four youth players for the session.
The venue was pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva de Sant Joan Despí for another unusual session as Pep
Guardiola makes do with minimal resources while most of his squad are away on international duty.
No Barça B
Pinto, Maxwell, Iniesta and Fontàs did not train with Barça B because the latter are
concentrating 100 per cent on the upcoming fixture with Alcorcón (Saturday, 18.00).
Therefore just three reserves were with the first team, namely Oriol Rosell, Gustavo and
Jordi Masip, plus youth players Grimaldo, Sergi Samper, Macky Bagnack and Jordi Quintillà, making a
total of eleven.
Three days off
The coach has agreed that the players still in Barcelona will now have a three-day break.
Work won’t resume until Tuesday, when most of the international players will still be away.