Just hours after the final Champions League group match, the 0-0 draw with Benfica, the Barça players were back at the Ciutat Esportiva for training. Leo Messi, injured the evening before, worked out in the gym while the players that started against the Portuguese outfit went through the usual recovery routine.
Andrés Iniesta and Jordi Alba both trained normally with the squad for the first time this week (on Monday and Tuesday they stayed in the gym). They were also joined by Alexis, Bartra and Dani Alves, who are all in the final stages of recovery from their respective injuries. Éric Abidal also appeared on the field. The session also featured Barça B’s Tello and Espinosa, but the other reserve team players that appeared last night against Benfica returned to the orders of Eusebio Sacristán, with a big match against Elche to prepare for.
The Barça squad will have a day off on Friday and on Saturday morning will train at Sant Joan Despí in preparation for the trip to Betis.