Barça will go on vacation with the qualification for the last-16 round of the King’s Cup in the bag after beating Hospitalet tonight at the Camp Nou. The manager, Josep Guardiola, gave his players a week off so they can spend the holiday season with their families. Save a last minute change of plans, the team will return to training on Thursday, December 29th, at the Ciutat Esportiva. Without knowing who their next opponent will be in the King’s Cup, Guardiola will start to prepare for the match, which is scheduled for the first week of January.
All the first team players are due back in Barcelona on the 29th of December, including the players that started their vacation on Monday (Mascherano, Messi, Alexis, Keita, Abidal, Adriano, Alves and Maxwell).