24 April 2012

Focused on Chelsea

Guardiola names 21 footballers -18 first-team players and Barça B's Tello, Bartra and Montoya - to Barça's Champions League team against Chelsea.

FC Barcelona completed their penultimate training session before the Champions League semi-final return match against Chelsea. All available first-team players, with the exceptions of Villa, Fontàs and Abidal, were at Josep Guardiola’s disposal this afternoon.

All of them, 18 first-team players plus Barça B’s Tello, Montoya and Bartra, trained at the Camp Nou. The 21 footballers, upon completing the session, returned to the Hotel W, where they will spend the night.

The team is scheduled to complete their final training session tomorrow morning. The closed-door training session will begin at 12:00 at the Camp Nou.

Today’s training session had a special visitor. Thierry Henry, ex-FC Barcelona player, didn’t miss the chance to watch his ex-teammates train. (via FCBarcelona.com)


The players Guardiola named to Barça's UCL squad

Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Cesc, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Afellay, Adriano, Cuenca, Tello, Montoya and Bartra.