31 January 2012

First training of the day

FC Barcelona trained this morning behind closed doors at the Ciutat Esportiva, the first of two sessions scheduled for Tuesday. Fourteen first team players and eight from Barça B worked at the orders of Guardiola in preparation for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey match in Valencia.

The FC Barcelona squad are still preparing for the Copa del Rey semi final first leg at Valencia (Wednesday at 21.00) and are meeting twice today. The morning session involved the 14 available first team members plus eight from the reserves: Isaac Cuenca, Jonathan dos Santos, Tello, Sergi Roberto, Marc Bartra, Marc Muniesa, Montoya and Rodri. The injured Pedro, Iniesta, Afellay and Villa all exercised in the gym.

The team will train again early Tuesday evening at 18.00, also at Sant Joan Despí and behind closed doors. Pep Guardiola will be giving a press conference immediately after. (via FCBarcelona.cat)