Barça's 21-man squad trained in the stadium where on Tuesday, at 20.45, the Azulgranas will face Benfica in the second match of the Champions League group stage
Barça returned to Da Luz Stadium, a ground where the team has never been able to claim victory in an official match, for this evening’s training session ahead of tomorrow’s match against Benfica. Iniesta, Puyol and Adriano -all of whom were given the medical all-clear this Sunday- trained with the group.
The Spanish midfielder is one of five remaining players in the squad that featured for Rikjaard’s Barça in 2006 against the Portuguese side in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Valdés and Iniesta were named to the starting line-up against Benfica, whilst Xavi and Messi, injured, and Puyol, suspended, didn’t travel with the team to the Portuguese capital.