30 March 2012

The first team are back in Barcelona

The team managed by Pep Guardiola landed in Barcelona at 11.45 and went straight to the Camp Nou, where they’ll train in preparation for Saturday's game against Athletic Club Bilbao.

The FC Barcelona first team is back in Barcelona. The squad, who left their hotel at 9.10, flew from Milan at 10.30, and landed at El Prat airport at 11.45. Remember that, after Tuesday's game at the Giuseppe Meazza (0-0), corresponding to the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, and due to the general strike on Thursday, the squad stayed in the Italian city yesterday, as a preventative measure.

For that reason the squad didn’t train at the Joan Gamper training ground as is normal the day after a match, but instead, they trained at the Giacinto Facchetti Sports Centre, on one of Inter Milans training pitches. Now, back in Barcelona, it’s time to focus back on the League, and that's why, immediately after landing, the Barça squad went straight to the Camp Nou, where training is scheduled to start at about 13.00. After training, Guardiola will appear at a press conference. (via FCBarcelona.com)