The Chilean, the last first-team player to return to Barcelona after the international break, trained with the team this Friday afternoon
Guardiola prepared his 19-man team, 15 first-team players and 4 Barça B youngsters, for the league match against Sporting Gijón
Saturday morning training session
The team will train one last time at the Camp Nou before kickoff tomorrow against Sporting. The closed-door training session will start at 11:30
Alexis Sánchez returned to training with the Club this Friday afternoon after playing for Chile against Ghana midweek in Philadelphia, USA. Under the orders of Josep Guardiola, the Azulgrana striker joined 18 other players on field Number 1 at the Ciutat Esportiva to prepare the league match against Sporting Gijón (Saturday, 20:00).
Guardiola will be without Messi and Sergio Busquests against the Asturians tomorrow. Also, Abidal, who is injured will miss the match. Thiago, who is having trouble with his right tibia, is doubtful. To fill the ranks, Guardiola called up four Barça B players for today’s training session: Tello and Muniesa, both of whom trained with the team on Thursday, and Jonathan dos Santos and Sergi Roberto.