03 May 2012

Xavi back in training with the squad

The Catalan midfielder has missed the last two games with a calf injury, but he was back training with the rest of the squad at the Ciutat Esportiva this lunchtime.

The players who figured against Malaga had a gentle session, whilst Piqué again trained apart from the rest of the group.

B team players Tello, Bartra, Montoya and Oier also took part in the session, as did Samper, Bagnack, Ernesto and Quesada from the Youth team.

Xavi Hernández’s return after missing the games against Rayo and Malaga with a calf injury, was the main talking point at the session, with the players who figured last night going through a less demanding workout, whilst the rest of the squad began preparations for Saturdays’ derby game at the Camp Nou and Gerard Piqué again trained apart.

The Barça B players at the session, Tello, Bartra, Montoya and Oier, were joined by four Youth A team players Samper, Bagnack, Ernesto and Quesada, who were playing in the Champions Cup at Lepe on Monday before losing to Espanyol in the quarter finals. (via FCBarcelona.com)