26 March 2012

Afellay in squad for Milan trip

After a six month injury layoff, the Dutch forward is back in the squad. for the Milan game on Wednesday night.

Alves and Oier are the other players added to Saturday’s squad.

The players trained this Monday morning and they will fly out to Italy on Tuesday morning.

Although Afellay has still not got the full medical okay after a six month layoff for his knee injury, he is included in the first squad since he suffered his injury. Barça will be taking 21 players to Milan on Tuesday morning – the 19 who were in the squad for the game against Mallorca, less Bartra and plus Alves, who has recovered from his injury, and B team keeper Oier.

The squad is made up of Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Fàbregas, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio Busquets Pedro, Afellay,and Cuenca from the first team squad as well as Muniesa, , Montoya, Olazábal and Cristian Tello.

The players trained this Monday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva with all the squad, except Oier, and the injured Abidal also trained apart on the pitch, whilst Adriano worked out in the gym.

The next training session will be on Tuesday evening at 19.00 at the San Siro. (via FCBarcelona.cat)