30 March 2012

Barça’s penultimate training session before the visit of Athletic Club Bilbao on Saturday

The first team trained at the Camp Nou immediately after returning from Milan. Adriano joined the session, and began to work with the group, as did Eric Abidal.

Immediately on arrival from Milan, where, on Tuesday, they played the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, and where they stayed until this Friday as a preventative measure due to Thursday’s general strike, Pep Guardiola’s team went straight to the Camp Nou. There the team trained in the first of 2 sessions planned before facing Athletic Bilbao on Saturday night, in the League.

In addition to the 21 players who travelled for the game against AC Milan, Adriano trained, and began to work with the main group on Friday, together with Eric Abidal. Remember that, in Adriano’s case, the Brazilian suffered a muscle strain in his right thigh, in the game against Granada on the 20th of March.

On Saturday morning, as usual on match days at the Camp Nou, the players will end up polishing details for the match against Athletic Bilbao, which kicks off at 22.00, so they go into the game with maximum guarantees. They’ll do that at a workout scheduled to start at 12.30. Then the group will have lunch together at the Camp Nou, and will have some free time until they have to be back at the stadium, at 20.15. (via FCBarcelona.com)