18 January 2012

Guardiola names 19-man squad for Cup tie

Guardiola names the 15 available first-team players and Barça B’s Cuenca, Montoya, Dos Santos, and Sergi Roberto to FC Barcelona’s squad ahead of the quarter-final tie against Real Madrid.

Josep Guardiola has named the 15 first-team players and Barça B’s Cuenca, Montoya, Dos Santos and Sergi Roberto to the Barça squad for tomorrow’s Cup tie against Madrid. The 19 players trained this afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva in Barça’s final training session before tomorrow’s match.

One of the injured players also made it to Sant Joan Despí this afternoon. Pedro Rodríguez, who was injured in Pamplona, started his recuperation programme at Barça’s training facilities.

The team will leave the Ciutat Esportiva for Madrid this Wednesday at 10.15. Their charter flight will takeoff at 11.00 and arrive an hour later in Barajas, Madrid. Once there, the team will make their way to the Eurostars hotel and stay there until game time (22.00, Canal + and Radio Barça). (via FCBarcelona.cat)