28 March 2012

Barça returns to the Giuseppe Meazza

Barça trained this Tuesday afternoon in AC Milan’s stadium. The Catalans will play the away match of the Champions League quarter-final tomorrow evening at 20:45.

The first team trained for the first time this Tuesday at the venue for tomorrow’s Champions League clash (Wednesday, 20:45). It’s the Giuseppe Meazza, well known by the Barça squad, seeing the the Catalan team have played there in this year’s Group Stage and twice in the 2009/10 season.

All 21 footballers that traveled to Italy trained with normality, amongst them Ibrahim Afellay, who has yet to receive the medical all-clear. Barça trained with the Champions League official ball.

The training session, which is part of the routine when Barça plays away matches, was watched by Sandro Rosell and some of the directors that travelled with the team. The ex-Barça player, Mark van Bommel was also present. The current AC Milan player will miss tomorrow’s match due to suspension. However, he didn’t want to miss the chance to greet some of his ex-teammates. (via FCBarcelona.com)